Dong Ho folk painting shines at Asia festival in New York

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Hundreds of Dong Ho folk painting delighted visitors at an Asian festival at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. At the Vietnamese stall decorated with eye-catching colourful lanterns from Hoi An, attendees could pick Dong Ho drawings and have them printed as gifts. Woodcut prints, do (poonar) paper and colours made from natural materials purchased in Dong Ho village were used to generate approximately 300 pictures in five hours. The Dong Ho drawings are black and … [Read more...]

Pint-sized painters carry on art tradition

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reports. Dinh Thi Bang Linh was careful not to err while colouring a picture of a girl holding a duck, which is a traditional painting of Viet Nam. Together with more than 400 children in the city, Linh, from the Doan Thi Diem Secondary School in Ha Noi, seemed interested in the activities she participated in for the Joining Children in Discovering Tet Traditional Paintings project that recently took place at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum. “I have been taught the basics of traditional … [Read more...]