History

Bac Ninh is the smallest of the Vietnamese provinces. Although it is the smallest of all the provinces, it is home to a relatively large number of people (10).  In the earlier days, there was a larger province called Ha Bac. With its population growing, Ha Bac was split into two provinces, Bac Ninh and Bac Giang (4). Bac Ninh borders Bac Giang, Hai Duong, Hanoi (Which is now the capital of Vietnam), and Hung Yen (10). Dong Ho Village lies in Bac Ninh Province. This village is known as a center of production for the most well know traditional Vietnamese woodblock prints.

The art of Dong Ho painting decreased under French rule, but quickly revived after the liberation of Vietnam in 1954.  French art has also influenced modern day vietnamese artwork.Chinese domination also caused Vietnamese artists to adopt learned chinese techniques, especially in their ceramics(5).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: