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...]

Artist uses natural colours from herbs

Cooking up colour: Artist Ly Truc Son stands besides his artworks that are on display in Ha Noi. — Photos courtesy of l'Espace

by Bach Lien (Vietnamnews) For artist Ly Truc Son, paint-ings are the medium through which he can portray all the innermost passions in his life. More than 30 paintings of the renowned artist, made on do (poonah) paper and portraying the troubled life of Xuy Van, a famous character in Vietnamese cheo (traditional opera) theatre, have caught the attention of the public at l'Espace. At the exhibition, Son described his paintings, dating from 1986, as being inspired by his favourite character in … [Read more...]

Dong Ho folk paintings regain popularity during Tet

Popular Đong Hồ folk painting "Đám Cưới Chuột" (Mice's Wedding)

Emilie Charrier proudly displays a Dong Ho folk painting called, "Dam Cuoi Chuot" (Mice's Wedding) at home for her friends visiting on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year). BAC NINH - Emilie Charrier proudly displays a Dong Ho folk painting called, "Dam Cuoi Chuot" (Mice's Wedding) at home for her friends visiting on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year). … [Read more...]

Display features the best of Red River Delta pottery

Pottery pieces typical of the Red River Delta are being on show at an exhibition that was opened in Hanoi on February 1. The displayed works are created by outstanding artists and artisans who are doing their best in preserving the essence of this traditional craft. Many of them are already familiar to ceramic art lovers such as Tran Quang Hai, Vuong Quan, Nguyen Hong Quang, Vu Thang and Nguyen Van Thang. Nguyen Giang Van from the organising board said the exhibition is meant to introduce the … [Read more...]

Artisans work to revive Dong Ho folk art

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Red River Delta Civilisation on show

VietNamNet Bridge – Hai Phong Museum in coordination with the National History Museum, the heritage centre of Thang Long-Hanoi and Hai Phong’s antiques association hosted a major display of the Red River Delta’s civilisation in the city’s museum on May 9. The event is part of the 2013 national tourism week’s activities taking place in Hai Phong City. Through 300 artifacts and objects, domestic and foreign visitors were introduced to the achievements, characteristics and life of the delta … [Read more...]