Dong Ho folk paintings introduced at Shanghai university

An exhibition featuring 50 Dong Ho folk paintings was held at East China Normal University (ECNU), one of the top pedagogical universities of China located in Shanghai on the occasion of Global Exhibition Day on May 18th.

(VNF) - An exhibition featuring 50 Dong Ho folk paintings was held at East China Normal University (ECNU), one of the top pedagogical universities of China located in Shanghai on the occasion of Global Exhibition Day on May 18th.

Dong Ho folk paintings introduced at Shanghai university

At the opening ceremony. (Source: Consulate General of Vietnam in Shanghai)

Attending the event were Vietnamese Consul General in Shanghai Nguyen Thanh Mai, representatives of the Vietnamese community in Shanghai, numerous faculties and students of ECNU.

The event, supported of the Consulate General of Vietnam in Shanghai along with the Hanoi University of Culture, aimed to promote the special character of the Dong Ho people of Vietnam, creating opportunities for exchanges and giving Chinese young generation a deeper insight of Vietnamese people and culture.

Visitors to the event had a chance to admire the folk paintings drew by artisan Nguyen Huu Qua, apprentice and son of artisan Nguyen Huu Sam who is considered the " treasure of Dong Ho village" and enjoyed Quan Ho (love duet singing) by Vietnames students.

Dong Ho folk paintings introduced at Shanghai university

Visitors had a chance to admire the folk paintings drew by artisan Nguyen Huu Qua right at the exhibiton. (Source: Consulate General of Vietnam in Shanghai)

Dong Ho folk painting is an art form that uses woodcut prints and originates in Dong Ho village in Bac Ninh province. The prints depict the daily activities and religious practices of farmers in the Red River Delta.

Dong Ho paintings are places for artists to reflect the artists’ and local inhabitants’ aspirations for happy, peaceful and prosperous lives. Common themes that are found consistently include animals (which has goodluck symbol on them), everyday life (such as Jealous Fight or A Market Day), and folk tales (Saint Giong or The Frog Teacher)./.

Dong Ho folk paintings introduced at Shanghai university

Dong Ho folk paintings at the exhibition. (Source: Consulate General of Vietnam in Shanghai)

Translated by Minh Chau

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