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...]

Prosperity paintings

For hundreds of years, Vietnamese have bought special Tet paintings during the Lunar New Year season. Dong Ho paintings like Ga dan ( Flock of chickens ) (L) and Lon dan ( Herd of pigs ) are two of the most sought after Tet paintings during the Lunar New Year holiday season Vietnamese, both in the countryside and the cities, spend long days shopping for new goods to ring in the New Year during the Tet season, and they never fail to bring home a few festive paintings made especially … [Read more...]