Folk village festival painting
Dong Ho folk village festival painting Traditionally expressing gratitude to ancestors, who have contributed to the country and the locality according to the principle of “drinking water, remember the source” and the picture also shows the daily life of rural people. Village festivals are also considered as spiritual food and this creates ideological values imbued with Vietnamese culture.
Today, people still keep the beauty of national culture and still organize festivals and village festivals according to customs, so this painting “Village Festival” always has a profound meaning of human values, along with human morality. remind children and grandchildren to “drink water, remember the source”.
Peaceful world painting
“Peace to dance like a peacock
Peace to be as beautiful as a rose
Peace everyone wishes
I love Dong Ho village painting so much.”
The peacock is also known as the peacock of the pheasant family. In feng shui, Gong is considered the representative of the Phoenix present on earth. Peacock leaves an impression on viewers with its beautiful plumage. Peacock feathers have iridescent colors, spreading out in a beautiful fan shape. Peacocks with beautiful, spreading plumage are male peacocks. The female peacock does not have such a beautiful tail. In feudal times, only officials of the Fifth Grade and above were allowed to wear peacock feathers on their hats. Therefore, the peacock is always a symbol of officials, money and authority.
The painting belongs to the line of congratulatory Tet paintings “Heaven is at peaceThe image depicts a brilliant peacock next to a rose with the meaning of praying for the country’s prosperity, peace and prosperity.
These are two very special Dong Ho paintings because they must always go together in pairs to be fully meaningful. Pair of paintings “Glory” has a deep meaning with the desire to bless and pray for the family to have a rich and full life “honorable – rich”, this means that the family has many children and grandchildren (the ancients) There is a concept that a house with many children is a blessed house. In addition, the pair of paintings also implies that the family is full of both sticky and boring (ie, having a boy and a girl) so that it will be full.
Because of those good meanings, the pair of pictures “Glory” It is often bought to hang in the house during Tet as a wish for the success and prosperity of the homeowner and it is also a wish for the family to be rich, wealthy, and all children and grandchildren. girl.
Herd of yin and yang pigs
Picture pig In Dong Ho folk paintings, perhaps one of the pig best shaped. Because Dong Ho is a picture village in the middle of a countryside, there was a very beautiful and loving view of a pet symbolizing prosperity and abundance. Just talk about the folk paintings painted pig almost certainly people always immediately think of Dong Ho paintings, which is easy to understand because Dong Ho paintings are a famous line of paintings that still exists today, while other paintings are more or less disappearing. disappear.
In “Yin and Yang Pigs” Animal images are always bordered by very strong but also very soft carvings, not only beautiful but also true in terms of physical characteristics. Pig Each has its own vortex lunisolar to represent growth and development. “Yin and Yang Pigs” is the only painting printed in three color copies. Pigs in Dong Ho paintings have a very special meaning: Expressing affluence and prosperity, wishing for a prosperous new year. Therefore, the picture also has very cheerful and witty nuances like friends and family members.
“Yin and Yang Pigs” beautiful and brilliant, full of fancy stylization: The yin and yang circles on the back. The craftsman must have painted with the soul of an artist who looked at the normal swirls of hair on the pig’s body and painted it into the yin and yang twist in ancient philosophy. The soul of the village is idyllic and intimate as it exudes through the picture, so that the Vietnamese people, no matter where they go, will always remember their own place of “burying each other and cutting their navel”.
“Mouse’s Wedding” perhaps the most special painting of Dong Ho painting village. The picture depicts the state of embezzlement, accepting bribes like a cat busy receiving birds and fish but forgetting his main task is to go and catch mice. In addition, the picture also shows the living scene of the people with low throat, who want to live a peaceful life, they must pay tribute to the visitors, the powerful and the evil.
It was like that in the past and today there are still cruel and corrupt “cats” who are still trying to plunder and exploit the people day by day. So the picture “Mouse’s Wedding” always has a deep meaning along with human values, deep realism and even combat.
Because of its special meaning, “Mouse’s Wedding” Often bought to hang in the office, in the house as a warning, reminder and admonition to those in authority to live righteously and it is also a commandment for younger generations in the family to know. treat people, know how to stay away from negative greed to have sustainable success, maintain virtue for future generations.
“Rose rooster” is a picture about the abundance and abundance of crops, giving people a happy and prosperous life. These are considered simple and practical wishes that everyone wants, so people often hang this picture to decorate their home. Rose rooster It is a picture showing the daily life of farmers. For Vietnamese people, the rooster is an animal associated with childhood and family life. The crow signaled a new day, a new beginning. The chicken will wake up the sun to shine for a full and prosperous life with the wet rice farming of rural people.
Above all, for the people of Vietnam, rooster is the symbol of the five virtues of men: Literature, martial arts, courage, humanity, and faith. These are the essential qualities of a warrior and gentleman that every man wants to have. Commission fee then it has the meaning of glory, wealth, abundance, prosperity… A rooster with a rose so it has a congratulatory meaning and is bought a lot in folk.
Because of that meaning, the pair of Dong Ho folk paintings – Rose rooster It is often bought to hang in the house as a wish for a new beginning, a good job, and a blessing for the family.
Honor the ancestors
Luxurious Dong Ho folk painting – Vinh Quy Bai Tổ Often bought to hang for decoration in the house as a wish for the success of the homeowner, it is also a meaningful reminder of encouragement for the younger generations in the family to try their best to study and achieve success. labour.
Vinh Quy Bai To It is not only an honor for the new faculty member, parents, relatives, and neighbors, but also an opportunity for the new faculty to express gratitude to ancestors, parents and teachers in accordance with Vietnamese ethics: father, mother, thank you teacher”. The Vietnamese people are very proud of this cultural tradition.
Because of that meaning, Dong Ho folk paintings are luxurious – Vinh Quy Bai To Often bought to hang for decoration in the house as a wish for the success of the homeowner, it is also a meaningful reminder of encouragement for the younger generations in the family to try their best to study and achieve success. labour.
Five soups night singing (Chicken crows five soups)
“Five soup of peace” (Chicken crows of five soups) is a very famous Dong Ho painting. Prominent is the image of a rooster with an extremely majestic, indomitable posture, without fear of the enemy. At the same time, the rooster also shows an extremely noble virtue that is the word of faith: Every day the rooster always crows at the right time of the year, even if it rains or winds. The rooster is a close friend of the villagers, always waking everyone up on time with his majestic crowing.
The 5 kanji in the picture mean Humanity – Righteousness – Ceremony – Tri – Faith
- Human: Love for all living things.
- Meaning: To treat everyone fairly and in a right way.
- Ceremony: Respect, gentleness while dealing with people.
- Wisdom: Knowledge of reason, distinguishing good from evil, right from wrong.
- Trust: Keep your word, be reliable.
Treo “Yet bone five soup harmony” In the house, the owner wishes to present himself as a person who is always on time, and also brings many good things to the new year.
Painting of a baby hugging a shrimp, hugging a fish
Painting of a child hugging a shrimp, hugging a fish in Dong Ho folklore Express your joy in the New Year by hugging a plump carp. The image of Fish in Vietnamese folklore symbolizes the word, for learning and career advancement.
The first is picture of a baby hugging a shrimp, hugging a fish Dong Ho folklore, depicting a chubby baby hugging a shrimp. Shrimp is an image that appears in ancient paintings but is very rare. Because drawing shrimp is not easy, but there are artists who really like to draw shrimp. The image of shrimp is close to people’s lives and becomes nutritious dishes in life. But the shrimp appearing in the picture of the boy holding the shrimp in the Dong Ho series also has its own meaning. For example, the characteristic of shrimp is that it lives in the water and moves through the water by swinging its legs in the water. Shrimp can also crawl on their feet when on land, sometimes even swimming backwards by bending to jump further. These are metaphorical traits for human personality, able to adapt to any situation and have their own outstanding points to stand out, be dynamic to succeed.
Dong Ho painting: A girl holding a fish is also a congratulatory Dong Ho painting. Express your joy in the New Year by hugging a plump carp. The image of Fish in Vietnamese folklore symbolizes the word, for learning and career advancement.
The Four Precious Lotus Ducks
Painting of four quarters lotus duck belongs to the line of paintings of the four quarters in Dong Ho folk paintings. Set the four quarters of the lotus duck is a touching story about the irony faithfulness of the husband and wife of two countries, poinsettia Tong Tran. Starting with the picture of a couple of birds, Hi Thuoc, flying by the bamboo (gentleman) clumps of apricot (beautiful) entwined tangerines, helping viewers immediately connect to the “bamboo mai song hy” and a happy marriage.
The second picture in this collection of Dong Ho quartet paintings is the image of a couple of ducks in a lotus pond. This is a picture of a cross-linked seal – Speaking of mastery in passing exams, always winning first place. It also has the meaning of absorbing wealth from the outside in. Very suitable for hanging indoors.
The third picture in this set of Dong Ho quartet paintings is the image of chrysanthemums and phoenixes, the image of a faithful husband and wife. Chrysanthemum is one of the four noble flowers in Chinese culture, symbolizing longevity, nobility, abundant blessings. Chrysanthemums also represent the death of the prince. The ancients loved chrysanthemum because it is a flower: “Diep no separation chi, flower no lost land”. Chrysanthemum leaves never fall from the branch, even withered. Chrysanthemums also refuse to fall, even withered, still clinging to the branches like a gentleman who does not leave his ideals all his life. The painting depicts a pair of phoenixes but not on the same branch to refer to the scene of being separated but still being faithful to each other in any circuTaxances.
The fourth picture in the series is the image of Chickens with roses. The rose is a flower that blooms in four seasons, symbolizing affluence and coziness combined with the image of a rooster with hens and chicks feeding, giving the four quarters a beautiful ending to a family reunion. happily together after going through many ups and downs in life.
Painting of mother and child chickens
“Mother and baby chickens” is also a famous picture that is often hung by people to decorate their home with the wish to wish peace and harm to the family, hope that the family will have children and grandchildren, soon the husband and wife will have children and be fulfilled. happy.
A folk painting of Dong Ho hanging on Tet holiday is indispensable. The lack of paintings on the wall is the lack of Tet atmosphere for people’s lives at any time. Each picture of a flock of chickens or a herd of pigs means fortune, a large number of children and grandchildren, happy and full.
Hang the picture chickens In the house on Tet holiday is people’s wish for a happy home. “A house with many children is a house of happiness” is to wish that there are many children and grandchildren in the house. In the new year, all children and grandchildren are healthy and have a prosperous life. There is also the meaning of mother’s love for her child, one mother can take care of many children. But many children cannot take care of one mother. That is the moral that you need to understand. Especially today’s future generations.
Buffaloes playing flute
Artist Nguyen Dang Che had an interesting idea: A lotus leaf stands upright like an umbrella; The buffalo is craned to enjoy the sound of the flute, its posture and appearance make us seem to hear the melodious sound of the flute echoing in the clear blue sky. A very peaceful and quiet life.
When watching “The buffalo plays the flute” The audience seems to drop their soul to some land that is most comfortable and spacious. In addition, the picture also has the word “Thanh Thanh Ha Diep” (Green lotus leaf umbrella). In folklore, another title for this painting is still circulated “Thien Thanh swoops over the enemy” (The sky is blue in the sound of the flute).
The painting depicts a boy sitting on top of lotus flowers on the back of a buffalo, passionately releasing his soul to the sound of the flute. The buffalo (without any strings attached) is raising its head as if to sympathize with humans.
On the boy’s head there is an exaggerated lotus leaf that is larger than usual but still harmoniously balanced. We can find ideas of wisdom and humanity in the picture. The peace of daily life exudes from the image of the painting. That is the human nature of the picture. Some people say that the image of a lotus leaf covering the boy’s head is like the image of a tree – the symbol of Tai Chi – the rise to fully integrate into nature.
The painting’s folk legend also illustrates this idea: “The sound of the heavens beats the enemy” (The sky is blue in the sound of the flute). When a person’s soul becomes serene and carefree as when he was a child, he let go of the flute, covering the blue sky and merging into the universe. But there are also people who say the picture is about the will to progress. Once upon a time, there were a lot of boys who were smart, but their talents were never used. There was a boy who was a child prodigy, he hated the feudal system at that time and devised a very cute game: Using a buffalo back as a palanquin, using lotus leaves as an umbrella, creating a very luxurious palanquin. important that only kings and mandarins have. The boy always had the desire to pass as an official. This is a meaningful and appropriate picture to hang in the house during Tet, isn’t it?
Kite flying field
The painting of flying a kite also depicts a handsome boy flying a kite on the back of a buffalo. The picture also has the words: “Nhat General Phuc Loc Dien”, which means: “The best harvest for the people”. The image of a boy flying a kite is a simple and peaceful cultural beauty of ancient villages…
Picture Kite flying field with a peaceful scene in the countryside expressing the peaceful aspiration of the farmers. Pray for favorable rain and wind for a bountiful harvest. The image of a docile, intelligent boy helping his parents to herd buffaloes. Also know how to be creative, smart and skillful in making kites, flying kites on buffalo backs. In the new year, there are smart and clever boys, which is the joy of the family. In general, the picture shows the wish that life is always peaceful, full of happiness, and successful, intelligent, loving, polite and obedient children.
Folk paintings of four precious cranes
Dong Ho folk painting of four precious cranes The traditional meaning of the set of paintings is to wish the family always happy, healthy, peaceful, prosperous, long life and long life. A “precious” picture to hang in the family’s living room.
Four quarters paintingfolk music Traditional Dong Ho belongs to the type of quartet (four paintings) in large format, depicting scenes of four periods: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season has a typical tree and flower species. Spring: Apricot blossom, orchid, peach blossom. Summer: Lotus, rose, pomegranate. Autumn: Chrysanthemums, ephedra. Winter: Bamboo, pine (conifer). Each flower and tree species corresponds to a species of bird.
Drawing flowers that have to go with that bird is the right rule, the right law. For example, draw apricot flowers with peacocks (apricots/birds), roses with peacocks (pinks/peacocks), chrysanthemums with chickens (millets/chrysanthemums), pine trees with cranes (conifers/cranes), etc. However, in Dong Ho folk paintings, there are still ways of improvising to break the law to make the picture more colorful such as: Drawing Tung tree with peacock, rose with Phuong bird, flying with Loan Phuong bird, crane go with apricot/peach.
Swinging usually takes place on traditional New Year days or in early spring festivals at village festivals. From the days before Tet, the villages send people to find the most beautiful big bamboo trees to build swinging poles. The elm tree is often built in the middle of a large field in the courtyard of the communal house.
The picture conveys the cultural beauty of Vietnamese farmers. Is the wish to have the flower delivery between heaven and earth, peaceful weather for a bountiful harvest. Through the game with the image of a couple participating, expressing the pure love of the couple, the passionate love is filled with the joyful spring atmosphere. The swing game also shows the desire to conquer and win, the desire to fly high of youth. Picture Teeter with a unique and bold image of Vietnam. Meaning of Dong Ho folk paintings Teeter It’s simple, close to idyllic and also very profound when directing future generations to fly higher with aspiration, youth, and love.
Ceremonies – Humanity
Famous Dong Ho painting Ceremonies of Humanity is to express the wish for the young generation to grow up to be full of virtues Ceremonial, humane. The picture of a boy holding a toad with the meaning of wishing the baby will be successful in his studies. Painting Humanity Draw a picture of a baby holding a toad. In Vietnamese oral literature, no one must have forgotten the image of the toad in the story “Toad sued heaven”, or the folk song:
“The toad is the god’s uncle
Whoever kidnaps a kid, God will beat him up.”
God – the lord of the universe – is so sacred, so is the universe, whenever people encounter something unpleasant, they call out to heaven. But toad is still the uncle of the new god! It’s true “as majestic as Toad”. Painting with caption “humanityThat is the wish for the children who are given paintings to have the Humanity, the Meaning like the purple toad in the old story: My body may be ugly and small, but dare to sue the whole god to ask for rain for me. villager. There is a caption on the picture that says “Humanity”. Humanity That is human love, love is like Uncle Toad: Although he is ugly, he dares to sue the sky to ask for rain for the villagers. Wishing for the boy when he grew up he would become a talented person so he could protect and claim fair rights for those around him. That’s part of it Humanity of “Talented boy hugging purple toad”.
Pick up coconuts
“Pick up the coconut” perhaps an interesting painting of Dong Ho painting village. The image of the coconut tree is considered a symbol of happiness in the couple. The image of a white copra, clear water is a pure love of a couple. In the picture, we see on the trunk of a coconut tree a big, muscular guy picking two coconuts and giving them to the girl who is lifting up her skirt to catch coconuts (this is also considered a very special artistic detail). in the painting village).
There is an interesting question here: Why doesn’t the guy pick the fruit one by one and then give it to the girl standing below to pick it up? The boy must have been a very mischievous and mischievous person. He picked up 2 coconuts and brought them down, if the girl uses her hands to pick them up, it will be very difficult and will surely fall, the 2 coconuts will be split in half, which means happiness is also from there. departure. The girl now has no choice but to lift up her skirt to catch two coconuts, ie, her own happiness.
There is a poem written in the picture as follows (read from right to left):
“Praise someone who is good at building coconuts
That’s enough to fit a couple.”
“Pick up the coconut” Always loved by many people. The painting belongs to the traditional line of paintings with the meaning of full happiness, overflowing luck, beautiful couple’s love … can be hung for decoration in many places such as living room, office, …
Picture Toad teacher belongs to the folk paintings of Dong Ho village. At the Tet market, Vietnamese mothers often buy this painting for their children in the hope that their children will study hard and become smart and bright. In the picture, a whole world of frogs, frogs, and frogs is bustling in the classroom with a large frog teacher perched on a collapsible roof teaching. The image of creatures, but they have anthropomorphic actions like people.
On the picture there is the words “Lao Oa monologue” which means that Mr. Frog teaches alone (Oa can be translated as “frog”, but in folk still call this picture as “Teacher Toad, the word “poison” in the translation means reading, but it is also the same homonym with “lonely” as solitude, alone). The image of the toad has existed and popularized for a long time in the Lac Viet culture. For researchers or those who have seen bronze drums, Lac Viet bronze jars will not forget the image of toads on these objects. Toad used to be majestic as the “heavenly uncle” in Vietnamese folk tales, but in this folk painting, toad is only modestly an old teacher sitting and teaching.
Painting “Toad teacher” is a famous picture showing the meaning of congratulation, often given to young children or students to wish diligence, inquisitiveness, intelligence in learning.