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Discussion on Hang Trong folk paintings to be held in HCMC
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Discussion on Hang Trong folk paintings to be held in HCMC

The Saigon Times Daily

A Hang Trong painting named “Ngu Ho” (Five Tigers) - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC - The Factory Contemporary Arts Center in District 2 of HCMC will host a discussion on Hang Trong folk paintings on November 10 and 11, featuring artisan Le Dinh Nghien, researcher Trinh Thu Trang, and art collector Thanh Uy.

Hang Trong paintings are traditional woodcut paintings from the North of Vietnam. Born in the 17th century, this line of folk painting was associated with Hang Trong Ward of Hanoi, according to The Factory Contemporary Arts Center.

Hang Trong paintings were in their peak at the end of the 19th and early 20th century. They reflect the daily life of Vietnamese people, with various themes like blessing, teaching, faith, history, and entertainment.

The event aims to contribute to the preservation and promotion of this artistic heritage, thus bringing Hang Trong paintings closer to contemporary life.

Artisan Le Dinh Nghien will talk about the principles and techniques of making Hang Trong folk paintings while researcher Trinh Thu Trang will present a research on the paintings and the application of their details in graphic designing, and art collector Thanh Uy will share his reasons for collecting Hang Trong paintings as well as their unique values in Vietnam’s traditional designs.

The discussion will be conducted in Vietnamese with English translation.

This event coincides with a mini exhibition showcasing some works by artisan Le Dinh Nghien, which are available for purchase with reasonable prices. In addition, there will be a workshop for the participants to choose colors and motifs from traditional Hang Trong paintings to create decorative motifs on gravel, which will be guided by the Vietnamese Art group.

Participation fee is VND350,000 per person, including all activities and products to bring home after workshop. Tickets can be purchased at the arts center’s reception desk.

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