Author: An Chuong; Publisher: Fine arts publishing house; Size: 25x30 cm; Quantities: 128 pages; Year: 2010
Each country will find its own distinct and original character embedded in its folklore. There is much historical evidence that Vietnamese woodcuts were produced in Đông Hô village since 17th century at least, at the same time as Japanese woodblock paitings which became famous all over the world.
Đông Hô folk painting was born from popular culture; the artists are expert in life, society, customs, farming calendar, “farmers’ philosophy”, and poetry. They also have an aptitude for plastic art, color, and decoration, and show technical creativeness. So they have created a genre of paintings which can be considered the most typical genre of Vietnamese folk paintings.
“Đông Hô Folk Painting "introduces readers a traditional villages of our nation, it is Dong Ho folk woodcut painting. Along with history and technique of making Đông Hô paingitng, the author delves into aesthetic aspect of artworks with a simple style of analyzing and interpreting which is easy to understand for readers.
The book consists of five contents:
Chapter I. Catching Falling Coconuts
Chapter II. A scene of jealousy
Chapter III. Lotus Buffalo
Chapter IV. Pig-chicken paintings
Chapter V. Honor-Wealth paintings
The library of Vietnam National Museum of History (25 Tong Dan - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi) would like to introduce all readers!