Century-old photos reveal busy life of merchants in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Hang 2. Hang Chieu Street  3. Cho Gao Street  4. Hang Bo Street  Tet 5. Hang Hom Street  6. Hang Be Street  7. Hang Trong Street  8. Lo Ren Street  9. Hang Thiec Street  10. Hang Duong Street  Tet 11. Hang Khay Street  12. Sword Lake

1. Hang Mam Street 13. Le Quai du Commerce … [Read more...]

HCMC museum shows off never-before-seen artifacts

Stone axes dating back to 3,000-4,000 years ago excavated in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum in 2000.

From left to right: a ceramic vase made in Vietnam in the early 20th century, a ceramic ewer made in Vietnam in the 15th century, and a ceramic vase made in China in the 19th century. Photos: Thao Vi … [Read more...]

Picture imperfect: Photo contest shows bleak climate future for Vietnam

The first prize winner is a photo by Than Tinh showing workers removing trash from the Ca Bon Canal in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City.

Pictures don't lie. A canal buried under tons of trash, vehicles swimming through a flooded street in Hanoi, and patches of cry, cracked soil in southern Vietnam -- these photos paint a bleak reality of the country's environment. … [Read more...]

Prosperity paintings

For hundreds of years, Vietnamese have bought special Tet paintings during the Lunar New Year season. Dong Ho paintings like Ga dan ( Flock of chickens ) (L) and Lon dan ( Herd of pigs ) are two of the most sought after Tet paintings during the Lunar New Year holiday season Vietnamese, both in the countryside and the cities, spend long days shopping for new goods to ring in the New Year during the Tet season, and they never fail to bring home a few festive paintings made especially … [Read more...]

Vietnam lags in digitalizing artistic work


A page on Google Art Project introduces Vietnamese paintings via Singapore's National Heritage Board as Vietnam has not digitized its art works. Photo: Minh Ngoc … [Read more...]

How to Distinguish an Authentic Phái from a Fake

In Viet Nam, there are as yet no art experts trained in a regular academic programme or qualified in this domain. Prospective buyers of paintings of famous Vietnamese artists, especially of Bùi Xuân Phái, can't help getting anxious about deceits - if they fall across a fake? This is in fact a not infrequent occurene in the current art market. Then, how to tell original paintings from copies? This has actually become a real know-how which is based upon some essential elements: experience and … [Read more...]

Art Works by Bui Xuan Phai from the Collection of Van Duong Thanh

Published by Thavibu Gallery, 2006, ISBN 9789749495186 CONTENT Foreword by Jorn MiddelborgBui Xuan Phai - The Artist of Hanoi by Shireen Naziree Remembering Bui Xuan Phai by Van Duong Thanh The Streets of Hanoi Family Portraits of Van Duong Thanh by Van Duong Duc Son Portraits of Friends and Colleagues Other Portraits Nudes Village Life Celebrations About this book: Survey of final years of the brilliant artistic career of one of Vietnam's most renowned painters, drawn from the … [Read more...]

Singaporean woman gives hand to dioxin victims via photos

Cecilia Yeoh and her work Photo: Tuoi Tre

An exhibition to raise funds for dioxin victims featuring photos depicting Vietnam and its people taken by Singaporean photographer Cecilia Yeoh is being held in Hanoi. Cecilia Yeoh and her work Photo: Tuoi TreTitled “Duyen Dang Vietnam” (Charming Vietnam), the event is part of activities the artist has done to support local dioxin victims during the 2 years living in Vietnam. At the exhibition’s opening ceremony, Nguyen Minh Y, head of the diplomatic board of the Vietnam Association of … [Read more...]

Exhibition features Vietnam’s sea sovereignty

A photo exhibition featuring Vietnam ’s boundary and the country’s sovereignty over seas and islands opened in the central province of Thua Thien Hue on November 25. On display are images contributing to defending Vietnam ’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and 21 stones taken from Vietnam ’s Truong Sa island. Especially, there are historical documents to prove the legality of Vietnam ’s sovereignty over Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagoes. They include a … [Read more...]

Exhibition highlights Spanish friendship


Nearly 120 photos showcasing Spain's landscapes and people are on display at the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) building in Ho Chi Minh City. The Spain, Country and People photo exhibition was organised by the Viet Nam-Spain Friendship Association and the Embassy of Spain in Vietnam to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The photos, taken by photographers from Spain and VNA photojournalists, include landscapes, culture, … [Read more...]