South Korea is a land of contrasts. Its pristine landscapes evoke mysticism, tradition and the rich history of the divided peninsula. On the other hand, there is Seoul, a powerhouse city in Asia with ultramodern infrastructure and architecture. Korean art draws inspiration from long-held traditions and contemporary thought. A sampling of wall art featuring modern Korean scenery offers a dazzling world of throbbing colors, unique angles and innovative designs that reflect the country's progressive drive. Seoul cityscapes are dramatic but so are the more subdued examples of Asian art, including reverential depictions of Buddha and the secluded temples and palaces.