Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials

Hang Trong folk paintings are one of the most outstanding folk painting genres in Vietnam, however are falling into oblivion. With a hope to preserve and promote this line of painting, fine art students are working to recreate the paintings on silk and lacquer.
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 1Members of the project 'From tradition to tradition' recreate Hang Trong paintings on lacquer and silk. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 2Each detail of the painting is made dedicatedly (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 3Hang Trong painting has been rated by researchers as highly aesthetical and sophisticated thanks to its woodblock printing and colouring techniques. The paintings also feature deep imprints of the culture and era when they came into being. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 4The content of the painting is drawn on silk (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 5Each detail of the painting is drawn carefully on silk (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 6Patterns of Hang Trong paintings are featured on a lantern (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 7Visitors to the exhibition which is a part of the project 'From tradition to tradition' conducted by the Vietnam University of Fine Arts (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 8The exhibition display works by students majoring in lacquer and silk at the painting faculty of the Hanoi-based Vietnam University of Fine Arts. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 9“Carp looks the moon” art work on traditional paper (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 10An installation artwork created by arranging many layers of silk combined with lighting. Its original painting is used in the worship of Mother Goddesses (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 11Hang Trong painting is a genre of Vietnamese woodcut painting that originated from the area of Hang Trong and Hang Non streets in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The genre dates back to about the 16th century and peaked in the late 19th century and early 20th century. In the photo: Some of the art works on show. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Reviving Hang Trong folk paintings from traditional materials hinh anh 12Hang Trong painting is a genre of Vietnamese woodcut painting that originated from the area of Hang Trong and Hang Non streets in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The genre dates back to about the 16th century and peaked in the late 19th century and early 20th century. In the photo: Some of the art works on show. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

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