Mekong Delta artist creates a burning sensation

A rice husk painting by Vo Van Tang. Photo: Thanh Dung Vo Van Tang knows that to leave an indelible mark in the overcrowded art scene, he has to always stay creative, not only with what he paints but also what he paints on. The 74-year-old from the Mekong Delta province of An Giang says he often tries to find inspiration from simple things around him. Tam had some success experimenting with creating artworks from sugar palm leaves, but the unusual material was not very versatile and somehow … [Read more...]

Dong Ho folk painting shines at Asia festival in New York

Hundreds of Dong Ho folk painting delighted visitors at an Asian festival at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. At the Vietnamese stall decorated with eye-catching colourful lanterns from Hoi An, attendees could pick Dong Ho drawings and have them printed as gifts. Woodcut prints, do (poonar) paper and colours made from natural materials purchased in Dong Ho village were used to generate approximately 300 pictures in five hours. The Dong Ho drawings are black and … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Migration and Identity”

Opening: Fri 26 Feb 2016, 6 pm Exhibition: 27 Feb – 13 Mar 2016, 9 am – 7 pm Goethe-Institut Hanoi 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi With the number of immigrants in Europe being higher than ever, migration is a highly topical issue particularly in Germany. The exhibition “Migration and Identity”, which can be seen from 27th of February to 13th of March at the Goethe-Institut, shows three artistic positions that deal with questions of identity in a sometimes very … [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...]

Vietnamese silk painting

French painter Victor Tardieu (1870 - 1937) opened the Indochina Art College in Hanoi in 1925 after recognizing Vietnamese's fine arts ability during his period of living in Vietnam. Tardieu was completely successful with his first class, which created a famous generation of Vietnamese artists, including: Nguyen Phan Chanh, Cong Van Trung , Le Pho , Mai Trung Thu , Le Van De , Tran Van Can, Nguyen Tien Chung and Le Thi Luu . In 1931, these students made a strong impression on 64 … [Read more...]

Establishing the value of Vietnamese painting

‘Choi O An Quan ’ ( Children Playing Games ), a famous painting by silk painting master Nguyen Phan Chanh … [Read more...]

Artist’s sculptures recall women’s war sacrifices

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese women who contributed to the resistance wars against the French and the Americans have long inspired 55-year-old sculptor Lai Thi Kim Thanh, a native of Long An Province who now lives in HCM City. With her own expense, the sculptor has travelled to every corner of the country with hopes of meeting and sculpting her idols – the mothers who lost children to the war and the courageous women who were soldiers, commandos, spies, messengers and guerrilla … [Read more...]

Watercolours reflect artists’ passion

The painting Grocery in Malacca by Chow Chin Chuan from Malaysia is among 47 artworks displayed at the exhibition (Photo: VNA/VNS) … [Read more...]

Belgium – Vietnam contemporary printmaking paintings to exhibit in Hanoi

(Cinet)- With the sponsor of Wallonie-Bruxelles international, 5 Vietnamese artists and 7 Belgian artists will display printmaking paintings at Vietnam Fine Art Museum. … [Read more...]

Paintings by three Southeast Asian artists on show in Vietnam

As many of 47 artworks by 22 painters from three Southeast Asian nations, including Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia, are on display at a water colour exhibition which opened at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi on April 1st. This is the first water color exhibition ever takes place in Vietnam for artists from those 3 countries. The event was the initiative of Malaysian painters to encourage using water colours more regularly and professionally instead of using them for sketches and … [Read more...]