Clinton photo epitomises 20 years of US-VN ties

HA NOI — A photo of former President Bill Clinton shaking hands with Vietnamese people taken by Tran Viet Dung has won the first prize at a contest. An exhibition of all the excellent photos selected in the contest, entitled Viet Nam- US Relations and the US through the Lens of Vietnamese Photographers , was held in Ha Noi yesterday, drawing the participation of former President Clinton and the representatives of the Vietnamese and US governments. The photo contest … [Read more...]

First Vietnamese literature museum opens to public

HA NOI (VNS) — The first special area for displaying Vietnamese literary history has just been opened to people in downtown Ha Noi. The 3,600sq.m area is housed in a three-storey building. The first floor has typical works representing literature from the 10th to the 19th centuries. The works were written on various materials such as giay do (poonah) paper, cloth, metal and leaves. There are also works by great writers of the feudal period such as King Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308), Nguyen … [Read more...]

Water colour display at Fine Arts Museum

A hundred and five years ago, the famous artist Tran Van Can was born.His work is now on display at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum.The pictures on show were painted using water colour.One of his pictures is of his wife holding a baby.His wife is still alive and was pleased to see the display. HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum is showing a collection of watercolour sketches to mark the 105th birth anniversary of master artist Tran Van Can (1910-2015). The exhibition features 80 … [Read more...]

Exhibition marks Tran Van Can anniversary

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum is showing a collection of watercolour sketches to mark the 105th birth anniversary of master artist Tran Van Can (1910-2015). The exhibition features 80 watercolour sketches selected from the museum's own collection. These include Tran Van Can's paintings on four themes — portraits, landscapes, productive labour, and national defence – which he did during his trips to various parts of Viet Nam between 1955 and 1979. "I'm very moved … [Read more...]

Photo exhibition showcases country’s beauty

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AP war photos on show in Ha Noi

HA NOI (VNS) — The American-Viet Nam War meant loss and pain for both civilians and soldiers on all sides. The lens of wartime photo journalists captured war's effects on US forces, as well as south and north Vietnamese soldiers. For the first time ever, a collection of 50 images from the Associated Press' (AP) archives is on exhibit as part of the 20th anniversary of the normalisation of relations between the US and Viet Nam on July 12. The exhibit, Viet Nam: The Real War, is an … [Read more...]

Work by regional artists to go on exhibition in Ha Noi

HA NOI (VNS) — An exhibition showing the work of 14 Southeast Asian artists will open on June 17 at the Goethe Institute . The exhibition will showcase works by the artists including performances, interactive installations, painting and photography. The works are a small selection of an exhibition initiated by Iola Lenz from Singapore , Agung Hujatnikajennong from Indonesia and Vipash Purichanont from Thailand . It was shown at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre last … [Read more...]

Award-winning artist displays work

HCM CITY (VNS) — An art exhibition Mixed Media Paintings , displaying works by Nguyen Da Quyen , winner of an Asian Creative Award last year, will open on June 12 – July 17 at the Workshop Cafe in District 1. The paintings express deep social problems with the use of simple brushstrokes and colours. She captures the everyday life of Viet Nam under the pictures' names of Doi Thoai (Dialogue), Giac Mo (Dream), and Mo Hon Don (Chaos). The " communication world " … [Read more...]

Indulging a love for lustrous lacquer

The Vietnamese knew how to process raw lacquer more than 2,000 years ago, but it was only in the early part of the 20 th century that it was transformed from a decorative craft into the modern pictorial art form we know and love. Le Ha reports. Past master: Phan Ke An , a renowned lacquer artist who painted the award-winning picture Remembering an Afternoon in the Northwest. — VNS Photos Viet Thanh … [Read more...]