On the morning of October 24, 2018 Hanoi Ceramic Museum in coordination with the Centre for Scientific and Cultural Activities Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam organized the Exhibition of Vietnamese Folk Painting and Application at Tien Duong (the front building) of The Special National Landmark Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam.
The exhibition introduces the public to photos and documents about six genres of Vietnamese folk paintings: Kim Hoang folk painting, Hang Trong folk painting, Dong Ho paintings, Southern glass folk painting, and scroll fabric paintings, Lang Sinh folk painting. Kim Hoang folk painting (Hoai Duc district, Ha Noi) was invented in the second half of the 18th century and phased out by 1945. Kim Hoang folk painting is also known as red painting because of the use of red, pink or Chinese yellow paper. Kim Hoang painting uses a carved woodblock to print the black outline onto the paper. The remainder of colors are painted according to each craftsman’s emotion, making each painting an unique work of art.
Dong Ho painting uses Diep paper (paper coated with crushed scallop shell mixed with glue). Dong Ho painting was invented and developed by artists from Dong Ho village in Kinh Bac area. Hang Trong folk painting uses Do paper made from the Poonah tree. This genre of painting primarily served the artistic taste of city dwellers and aristocrats.
The exhibition also introduces 30 works from the contest “The Creative Ideas from Kim Hoang Folk painting” and a fashion show including costumes inspired by the Kim Hoang folk paintings. The Centre will host many creative activities with Kim Hoang folk painting on October 27, 2018 and October 28, 2018 from 9.00 to 17:00.
The exhibition will run from October 24, 2018 to November 10, 2018 at Thai Hoc House of The Special National Landmark Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam.
Translator: Thu Hương