Book: Bui Xuan Phai – Cheo Collection

Category: Contemporary Art

Unit Price: US $70.00

Description: “To keep the soul pure and youthful, that is the best way to get close to art” writes Phai in the opening pages of the book.

This volume is dedicated to Phai’s Cheo paintings. Cheo is a popular opera form in the villages of the Red River Delta in North Vietnam.

“I think that the unsophisticated and witty aesthetics of the Vietnamese village, the prosaic and conventional language in Cheo performance, its festive coloring cheered Phai up and kept him well-balanced. To him, Cheo was another revelation alongside Hanoi old streets, his sempiternal source of inspiration. And in this sense, it could be said that he is the first and most successful painter in the Cheo world, “ writes Thai Ba Van in the introduction of the book.

Published in 1995 by the Tran Hau Tuan, HaNoi, VN. 128 pages, hard cover, 23 cm x 30 cm. Trilingual – Vietnamese, English, French.

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