Since the dawn of history, humans are disintegrated into social strata and each social stratum
has its own culture system and customs. Per its social structure, art transformed diversely
and it can be roughly divided into legitimate art and popular art.
 
Although art can be categorized in many different methods by many different professionals,
 
  there is no dissent about Korean folk-painting conveying traditional beauty and cultural affection with Koreaní»s wish,
faith and desire of decorating one's life. Traditionally, folk-painting is used to decorate folding screen,
which used as gift, furniture, or ornamentation; folk-painting was part of our ancestorsí» dwellings and their life.
 
Although there is no precise evidence which supports the starting point of Korean folk-painting history,
the study illustrates the comparable characteristics among the drawings of Neolithic times, pictures on ancient burial places
and folk-paintings of Joseon dynasty. Base on these studies, the historians presume it has a history of 5,000 years.
 
Folk-painting commonly does not have technical quality, such as composition or mechanism, given that originality,
craftsmanship, and inspiration is well expressed, folk-painting was evaluated as part of traditional art.
 
True beauty of folk-painting comes from unbounded and unembellished craftsmanship.
In a similar way that modern artists stand along among the history of art, ancient folk-painters are incredibly inventive.
They used various unusual kinds of materials to express their inspiration. They created specially treated paints or
from natural recourses; not only paint-brush, hand, letter, tree-branch, even iron were used in Korean folk-painting.