Vietnamese National Picture
The exhibition Vietnamese National Picture takes place at the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus from June, 27 till August, 10.
The exhibition presents the works of the middle and the second half of the 20th century from the collection of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. The national picture (brightly-coloured popular print in a primitivistic style) appeared in Vietnam in the period of Chan Dynasty (1226–1400), by the end of the 19th – 20th centuries it became one of the main kinds of the national art. Art stylistics of popular prints was traditional – the main part was assigned to clear contour line and bright colour spots, the composition was laconic.
Popular print involved wide circle of themes and became one of the most significant forms of saving poetic, mythological, and folkloric heritage of Vietnam.