Wood-engraved paintings highlight ethnic minority culture Culture - Sports

Wood-engraved paintings highlight ethnic minority culture

An exhibition from renowned painter Giang Nam at Exhibition House, 16 Ngo Quyen Street, in Hanoi surprised art lovers with its more than 70 wood-engraved paintings. The works spotlight the traditional customs and culture of ethnic minority groups in the northern mountainous province of Bac Kan.
Dong Ho painting – art of daily life Culture - Sports

Dong Ho painting – art of daily life

And now, let’s take a look at Dong Ho folk paintings which were used as precious decorations to celebrate the Tet festival. The paintings vividly reflect the traditional agricultural society, along with the life and practices of rural Vietnamese people.
Rice used in new type of artwork - rice painting Culture - Sports

Rice used in new type of artwork - rice painting

Vietnam is without a doubt a country of rice. It’s a key part of people’s diet, eaten twice a day on most days as a staple for breakfast, lunch or dinner or even as a snack. Showing just how important it is, rice is even now being used in a new type of artwork - rice painting.
Paintings on lotus leaves Culture - Sports

Paintings on lotus leaves

The lotus plant is very spiritual and loved by Vietnamese people from all walks of life. In order to bring the image of this special flower into daily life, Kieu Cao Dung from Hanoi has turned ordinary lotus leaves into works of art with traditional cultural features.
Ngu Ho painting a message of brilliant colours Culture - Sports

Ngu Ho painting a message of brilliant colours

The colours in the “Ngu Ho” (Five Tigers) of the Hang Trong painting not only represent the Ngu Hanh, a combination of five elements - Kim (metal), Moc (wood), Thuy (water), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth) - the universe of mutuality and contrast, and the living space of all things, but also convey dreams prosperity for the people.
Dong Ho painting – art of daily life Culture - Sports

Dong Ho painting – art of daily life

For centuries, Dong Ho paintings were used as precious decorations to celebrate the Tet festival. People bought the paintings to hang on their walls for a year, which are then replaced with new ones for the next New Year. Dong Ho painting was inscribed in the list of national intangible cultural heritage in December 2012.
Exhibition held to welcome Lunar New Year Videos

Exhibition held to welcome Lunar New Year

“Xua va nay” (Past and Present), in cooperation with Hoi quan Di san (Heritage Inns), recently opened an exhibition featuring the Tiger - the zodiac animal for the 2022 Lunar New Year.
Painting exhibition spreads positive energy Videos

Painting exhibition spreads positive energy

Collector Thúy Anh has introduced a collection of paintings at an exhibition held recently in Hanoi. Her collection encourages a spirit of optimism and a love of beauty and creates new hope and aspirations in life.