Exhibition spotlights Hai Phong bas-relief works

Saturday, 2019-02-23 12:33:00
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Visitors admire bas-relief works
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NDO – As many as 115 ceramic vase samples featuring exquisite motifs from the Ly and Tran dynasties are being showcased at the “Hai Phong bas-relief” exhibition, which opened at the Hanoi Art and Exhibition Centre on February 22.

The event has attracted a large number of visitors who have a passion for traditional folk art and ancient ceramics in particular.

Artisan Pham Van Tuyen (Venerable Thich Chanh Tinh), the author of bas-relief works, said that he was inspired by ancient reliefs found in temples to restore eroded reliefs in a bid to preserve and promote the quintessence of Vietnamese culture.

Director of Hai Phong Department of Culture and Sports Le Van Quy said that the 115 samples of ceramic vases include embossed motifs that feature the sereneness of ceramics from the Le and Mac dynasties and the delicacy of patterns from the Ly and Tran dynasties.

Quy noted that each vase is unique and hand crafted, measuring 42-85cm in length and 38-42cm in diameter.

Pham Van Tuyen stated that the exhibition was expected to promote Hai Phong bas-relief works to the people, which also encouraged him to continue to create more works to depict the beauty of the Hai Phong people and land.

Pham Van Tuyen was honoured as a Folk Artisan by the Hai Phong artisans’ association and his set of 100 ceramic floor vases featuring traditional Vietnamese patterns received an entry in the Vietnam Book of Records.