Hanoi (VNA) – For the first time, the complete collection of 12 ceramic boots created by the late people’s craftsman Vu Thang is displayed in an exhibition titled “The Bat Trang Ceramic Boots – An inspiration from Italy”.
The event is organized at Casa Italia, Hanoi from April 10 to May 3, by the Italian Embassy and the Hon Dat Viet Bat Trang Art Museum(Bat Trang Museum).
Organizers said the powerful creativity, unique skills and delicate ceramic techniques of Vu Thang, one of only two people’s artists from Bat Trang Ceramic Village, are beautifully portrayed through the image of the boot. mixed with traditional Vietnamese motifs.
The highlight of the exhibit is a pair of ceramic shoes that were recognized by Guinness Vietnam in 2013 as the largest in the country.
“The craftsmanship of a 700-year-old Vietnamese village and the unique taste for the beauty and style of Italythe “boot-shaped country”, have much in common despite their geographical distance: they are both an expression of the creativity and skill of the people and are deeply linked to the traditions and cultural heritage of each country”, they said.
The exhibition establishes an artistic and cultural bridge between Vietnam and Italy: classic Vietnamese elements, such as ceramic patterns and enamel colors, blend with Italian elegance and style, making each ceramic work an extraordinary work of art./.