Music, there is a distinction between court dance and folk dance.Common court dances are jeongjaemu (정재무) performed at banquets, and ilmu (일무), performed at Korean Confucian rituals.During the Joseon period, new genres of Korean painting flourished, such as chaekgeori (paintings of books) and munjado (paintings of letters), revealing the infatuation with books and learning in Korean culture. For example, Han’s near-photographic "Break Time at the Ironworks" shows muscular men dripping with sweat and drinking water from tin cups at a sweltering foundry.Jeong Son’s "Peak Chonnyo of Mount Kumgang" is a classical Korean landscape of towering cliffs shrouded by mists.
Since the mid-20th century, the peninsula has been split politically between North and South, resulting in a number of cultural differences.During the Goryeo period the use of bronze was advanced.Brass, that is copper with one third zinc, has been a particularly popular material.The use of earthenware on the Korean peninsula goes back to the Neolithic.The history of Korean Ceramics is long and includes both Korean pottery a later development after the traditional use of coils and hammered clay to create early votive and sculptural artifacts.Several new varieties appeared simultaneously in the quarter of a century, one of which, the inlaid ware must be considered a Korean invention." Neither the Chinese nor the Japanese had produced inlaid celadon, which was unique to Goryeo wares.William Bowyer Honey of the Victoria and Albert Museum of England, who after World War II wrote, "The best Corean (Korean) wares were not only original, they are the most gracious and unaffected pottery ever made. This Corean pottery, in fact, reached heights hardly attained even by the Chinese." White porcelain became popular in the 15th century. White porcelain was commonly painted or decorated with copper.Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial art, is central to the classic Korean dance.Taekkyeon, being a complete system of integrated movement, found its core techniques adaptable to mask, dance and other traditional artforms of Korea.In the 12th century sophisticated methods of inlaying were invented, allowing more elaborate decorations in different colours.In Arts of Korea, Evelyn Mc Cune states, "During the twelfth century, the production of ceramic ware reached its highest refinement.