Fifty-one folklore paintings handpicked by the Vietnam Fine Art Museum are on display at the Quang Ninh Museum at Ha Long city’s 165 Nguyen Van Cu Street in the eponymous northern province from December 3 – 25.
Dong Ho paintings
Visitors will have a chance to witness Vietnamese woodcut paintings like Hang Trong paintings and Dong Ho paintings and some others. Originating from the North, the Dong Ho woodcut prints are considered among Vietnam’s finest folk arts and a cultural heritage.
The exhibition is aimed at introducing various values and meanings and expose visitors to the Vietnamese way of life captured through the art.
Painted hundreds of years ago, they depict farmers’ simple life in symbolic ways and poke fun at human foibles besides satisfying spiritual, moral and artistic values.
In related news, artist Le Van Hai has promised to donate nearly 150 woodblock tablets to Quang Ninh-based pagodas, and communal houses.