Inspired from her passion for Hang Trong folk painting, designer Trinh Thu Trang established S-River, a group of youngsters who share a common interest in ancient Vietnamese culture, and launched ‘Hoa Sac Viet’ Vietnamese Colours and Patterns) project with the aim of stimulating a revival of public interest in the old traditional folk genre. Trang granted an interview to Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper on her interest in the folk arts as well as her plans for the future. Designer Trinh Thu Trang standing next to Hang Trong folk paintings (Photo: giaoducthoidai.vn) Why did you choose Hang Trong folk painting as the major background for your first project? I was born and raised in Hanoi, the thousands-of-years-old capital city with a rich culture. I am upset to witness the gradual disappearance of many traditional cultural values of the capital city. My very first memory on Hang Trong folk painting was a calendar at my grandfather’s house, which featured the … [Read more...] about Stimulating a revival of public interest in Hang Trong folk painting
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Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — About 40 Kim Hoàng folk paintings will be shown at the Exhibition House on 93 Đinh Tiên Hoàng as a part of a series of cultural activities taking place at the weekend walking street around Hoàn Kiếm Lake from June 15. The event is co-held by the ViệtNamCeramicMuseum, KimHoàngVillage and the Việt Nam University of Fine Arts. It is aims to offer local people and foreign tourists a chance to get to know more about Kim Hoàng’s folk paintings. Kim Hoàng is a famous genre of folk paintings in the northern Red River delta provinces dating back to the 18th century. Along with Hàng Trống and Đông Hồ, Kim Hoàng paintings were well received in the 19th century, but the tradition of making the paintings gradually declined and was ultimately lost in the middle of the 20th century. "Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range … [Read more...] about Exhibition displays Kim Hoàng folk paintings
The 5,000sq.m Dong Ho Folk Painting Preservation Centre was recently inaugurated, but can it preserve this folk art?Mr. Nguyen Dang Che, one of several craftsmen of the Dong Ho village in Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province, on July 25 inaugurated the Centre for Dong Ho Folk Painting Preservation. Che opened this centre to honour Dong Ho paintings and gather historical evidence, current products, production procedures, etc. of this famous craft village.The centre has three houses built in an old style. The first house exhibits remnants of Dong Ho folk painting arts comprising over 100 wood blocks of 60-100 years old which were handed down by his ancestors; and six sets of ancient paintings for which the wood blocks have been lost. The most valuable set is paintings based on a tale named Thach Sach, which are estimated at 100 years old. In addition, the room has over 170 topics of paintings, and this is a nearly all the painting topics created in the history of Dong Ho village.Next … [Read more...] about Exhibition centre can preserve Dong Ho folk paintings?
Collector Pham Duc Si will introduce his collection of Hang Trong folk paintings at an exhibition at the Viet Art Centre, 42 Yet Kieu, Hanoi from September 9., Si’s collection is praised as the largest personal collection of Hang Trong paintings in Vietnam, with 149 paintings. Si used to be a carpenter who made painting frames and statue platforms for students and exhibitions at the Vietnam Arts University. This carpenter surprised people when he introduced his unique collection of Vietnamese worshiping paintings last October, also at the Viet Art Centre. Unlike Dong Ho folk paintings, which are very popular, the number of Hang Trong paintings is limited. At present, there is no family on Hang Trong Street producing paintings. The last artisan – Mr. Le Dinh Nghien, an employee of the Vietnam Arts Museum – now resides in Ly Nam De street. Si has collected Hang Trong paintings for nearly ten years, including a dozen paintings based on Chinese legends … [Read more...] about Biggest personal collection of folk paintings opens in Hanoi
Thanks to several innovations, Sinh Village folk paintings, typical of central Vietnam's Thua Thien- Hue Province, which is home to Hue, the country's old imperial capital, now make perfect souvenirs for tourists, particularly foreigners. Perfume) River, was established in present-day Phu Vang District more than 400 years ago. … [Read more...] about Central Vietnam’s iconic folk paintings now alluring souvenirs