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Hang Trong painting, a genre of Vietnamese woodcut paintings originating in the Old Quarter in Hanoi serves as “food for the mind”. The art form had been nearly lost, but one man is trying to preserve the traditional folk painting.

Dong Ho painting – art of daily life

For centuries, Dong Ho paintings were used as precious decorations to celebrate the Tet festival. 

Disabled people’s hands turn trash into art

Scrap fabric of tailors in Van Phuc Silk Village (Ha Dong District, Hanoi) have been turned into colorful folk paintings, thanks to the diligent skillful hands of people with disabilities.

Paintings on sacred fig leaves now popular gifts

Colourful paintings depicting Buddhism and folk paintings on small sacred fig leaves are being bought as decorations.

Tet in olden days through the eyes of Vietnamese, French scholars

“Tet Vietnam Xua” (Vietnam’s Tet in the Olden Days), a collection of articles by Vietnamese and French scholars, gives readers a host of insights into the traditional holiday through its many rituals and customs.

Artist inspired by folk culture

Artist Bui Thanh Tam has been inspired by folk material to create his works and encourage his colleagues to preserve and draw attention to traditional art. 

South Korean association seeks to spread love for folk paintings

The South Korean Cultural Centre exhibited folk paintings for the first time in Vietnam from February 19 to 25 at the cultural centre in Hanoi.

Hang Trong folk paintings go on display using 3D technology in Hanoi

A number of Hang Trong folk paintings are being showcased in Hanoi in a completely new way thanks to the use of 3D multi-dimensional technology.

Artist gives fresh coat to traditional paintings

From the perspective of young artist Nguyen Xuan Lam, folk paintings proved their vitality in modern times at an exhibition of his works that is opening in downtown Hanoi.

When folk paintings and modern art technique meet

An exhibition titled ‘Tradition meets modern’ is underway at the Vietnam Women’s Museum in Hanoi, featuring remakes of folk paintings by young artist Xuan Lam.

Dong Ho paintings on display in Hanoi

Traditional and contemporary Dong Ho folk paintings are being showcased at an exhibition opened at the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi.

Traditional scenes on bamboo-woven trays

Artists have been using a variety of mediums to paint on throughout the ages, and folk paintings can often be found on the back of bamboo-woven trays. But what about using the same trays to create different works of art?

Homeland of Hue folk paintings

 VietNamNet Bridge – Sinh Village in Thua Thien Hue Province has made folk paintings for the central region for more than 400 years. The paintings are made by farmers during crop intervals. Sinh Village has become a popular tourist destination.

Craft village tourism festival marks Hanoi Liberation Day

 VietNamNet Bridge – The annual Hanoi Traditional Craft Village Tourism Festival will be held at Quan Ngua Sports Palace from October 9 to 12, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day.

Exhibition highlights history of folk paintings

An ongoing exhibition focuses on the origin and history of the two famous genres of Vietnamese folk paintings, Dong Ho and Hang Trong.

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Vietnamese folk paintings exhibited in France

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, in coordination with the Vietnamese Culture Centre in France, held an exhibition in Paris on July 27 to showcase Vietnamese folk paintings.

French Institute hosts show of folk paintings

 VietNamNet Bridge – A Vietnamese folk painting exhibition recently opened at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) in HCM City.