Exhibition of paintings from pure Vietnamese materials

VietNamNet Bridge – Twenty-nine artists have held an exhibition of paintings made from Vietnamese paint at the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi.

Son ta, or Vietnamese paint, is a pure Vietnamese material, is used to create the unique art of lacquer. This is a special paint of Vietnam, which is processed from resin. From ancient times, Vietnamese people have combined Vietnamese paint with gold, silver and vermilion to make a special material to paint on the surface of statues, religious items and crafts objects to make them more splendid and durable.

In 1932, artists of the Indochina Fine Arts College began using Vietnamese paint as a material in the painting arts, and they created lacquer art. Today, lacquer art is considered a major achievement of Vietnam’s fine arts.>

To preserve and promote the value of Vietnamese paint and lacquer art, in May 2013 the artists who create lacquer paintings with pure Vietnamese materials established the Son Ta (Vietnamese Paint) group.

Celebrating a year of establishment, this group has organized an exhibition at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum from May 17 through 30. The exhibition features 29 paintings by 29 artists. All works are painted with pure Vietnamese paint.

Some paintings at the exhibition:

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museum

Raising the net at night by Tran Tuan Long.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museumThe afternoon by Ha Anh Tuan.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museum

Lotus by Nguyen Nghia Dau.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museumSunrise in the rock plateau by Phan Quang Quan.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museum

Lotus by Nguyen Hai Nam.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museum

Water puppet by Cong Quoc Thang.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museumWild by Ngo Chinh.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museum

Hanoi street by Luc Quoc Sy.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museum

Young woman and flowers by Ngo Van Dung.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museum

The Huc Bridge by Tran Thi Ngoc Anh.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museum

The call of the sea by Nguyen Thanh Giang.

lacquer, son ta, vietnamese paint, exhibition, vietnam fine-art museum

Dream to fly by Pham Tra My.

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