Dancheong refers to the use of five colors, blue, red, yellow, white, and black, to paint beautifully by drawing patterns and paintings on buildings or artifacts. A person with this technique of dancheong and its skill is called dancheongjang, and if a person engaged in dancheong is a monk, he or she was called Geumi or Hwaseung.
Dancheong in Korea can be found through various ancient tomb murals dating back to the Three Kingdoms Period. Especially, the murals of Goguryeo tombs show the architectural style of the time and the appearance of dancheong, indicating the origin of dancheong. Dancheong was also found in vessels such as chaehwa and lacquer excavated from ancient tombs, but it was mainly used for wooden buildings. Dancheong also includes painting and painting of Buddha statues on the walls of buildings.
In the course of Dancheongjang's class, he practices drawing from the beginning of the year to the beginning of the year, and in the case of armor, he learns Cheonwangcho. If you are good at it, you will become a dancheong master by painting the upper tangerines that draw fire and bodhisattva. There are many types of dancheong, such as dancheong, which is simply drawn with black and white lines, morodancheong, which draws a draft of hair, and gilt dancheong, which is painted in five colors.
Dancheong is an area of Buddhist art that has been continued in our history by expressing Buddhist doctrines and ideologies. Dancheong, an expression of the sentiments and life of the Korean people as well as its role as a religious art, is a traditional craftsmanship, and Cho Jung-woo has been recognized as a function holder, continuing its existence.