Hang Trong folk paintings displayed through 3D mapping technology

The multimedia exhibition features a space for visitors to experience the “AI deep learning” technology in image identification and interact with the artworks.

Hang Trong folk paintings displayed through 3D mapping technology

Visitors experience the "AI deep learning" technology in image identification and interact with the artworks.


Art-lovers may immerse themselves in the colorful space or become the characters of the paintings via “AI deep learning” technology in the on-going multimedia exhibition “Hang Trong folk paintings," which will last until December at the Museum of Hanoi.

The exhibition gathers as many as 50 paintings made by artisans from Hang Trong street of Hanoi which are displayed in a way unlike any other exhibitions of the kind.

Hang Trong painting is one of the typical schools of folk paintings of Vietnam, besides other schools from Dong Ho (Bac Ninh province), Kim Hoang (Hanoi) and Sinh (Hue), among others.

Hang Trong folk painting contributed to the development of folk painting craft, making it flourish once upon a time. However, the craft is fading now as there remains only the family of artisan Le Dinh Nghiem who still practices it.

The event showcases paintings depicting a variety of subjects including paintings for worshiping, for hanging in the walls in Tet holiday and those portraying routine life.

 

The paintings were compiled from different sources including archives, artisans’ donation and even borrowing.

The highlights of the exhibition are two Hang Trong folk paintings on aluminum with the themes “The King of Four Realms” and “Princess of the Forest”, created by the father of artisan Le Dinh Nghien during 1942 and 1943.

The multimedia exhibition features a space for visitors to experience the “AI deep learning” technology in image identification and interact with the artworks. The image of each visitor will be “painted by “AI deep learning” to the style of Hang Trong folk painting.

In addition, the 3D mapping technology has been applied in the exhibition in combination of visual and sound effects to create a special art space.

Last descendant making Hang Trong folk paintings

Last descendant making Hang Trong folk paintings

Originated in Hanoi, Hang Trong folk paintings capture the quintessence of ancient capital city aesthetic.

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