It's my firm belief that Asian art and decorative items are to be lived with and not merely put on display in one or two areas of the house.
For instance, I eat off my blue and white Korean crockery every day.
During my years in Seoul, I slowly built up a complete service for 4 of this lovely blue and white Korean crockery featuring ancient Chinese seal-script characters. I have round plates in 3 different sizes, plus other shapes to use as serving dishes, not to mention bowls. In total, there are 31 pieces.
If I'm eating in my kitchen, I can look at my framed Korean landscape painting.
My kitchen has a breakfast bar in the middle of it, which is what the plate is sitting on. I use the area beyond the bar as a reading nook -- you can't see at this angle, but there's a colonial art deco chair from Saigon between the bar and the floor lamp -- and storage area.
The aforementioned Korean landscape on the far wall is quite large, nearly 2m long. I almost put my back out hanging it. It's not quite level, but I'm not going to risk an injury to re-hang it properly!
I bought this unsigned work at a flea market, so I have no idea who the artist is, nor exactly what the scene is. There are cherry blossoms, so it must be a spring scene.
Here's a closer view:
I presume the mountains must be either the Seorak range or the Geumgang range, since those are the most commonly painted ones in traditional Korean art (as far as I know).
If anyone can identify them or shed light on the identity of the artist, please comment below, on the Lotus & Persimmon Facebook page, or in the Lotus & Persimmon gallery on Facebook.