Written on: 15/04/2011 by vietnamvacation (3 reviews written)
Vietnamese folk paintings, a natural tradition more and more interesting
Buying traditional paintings used to be a simple task in the past when Hang Trong and Dong Ho paintings were sold on every street in Vietnam. The works would carry greetings of prosperity for the New Year or eulogize the five noble characteristics, namely Nhan (compassion), Nghia (righteousness), Le (respect), Tri (wisdom) and Tin (trust).
It was not just the wealthy who could afford these paintings and it... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2011 by vietnamvacation (3 reviews written)
Vietnam Floating Lives-Water Puppet (water puppetry)-most exclusive art form
April 2011, Vietnam
Of all the art forms that are unique to the country, perhaps the most exclusive one in Vietnam is water puppetry. The time when water puppetry first appeared is still debated among scholars who rely on different materials, from legends to historical documents and stone steles.
Some believe that water puppetry came into being in 225 B.C. Others assert the art appeared and evolved under the Ly... (read more)
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