Local art smashes auction record


Six figures: The Quiet Moment (left), which Le Pho painted in 1938, was sold for US$378,300 at the Christie's Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art auction on November 22 while Nguyen Phan Chanh's The Betel Nut Seller from 1931 was sold for more than $409,000. As many as 87 paintings were up for sale including three by Pho and Chanh. by Bang Van HCM CITY (VNS) - Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a … [Read more...]

Japanese artist and Vietname lacquer art


VietNamNet Bridge – To pursue her passion for son mai (lacquer) painting, Japanese native Saeko Ando lived in Ha Noi for 18 years. After mastering the requisite skills, she planned to introduce the art form to the world through exhibitions, lectures and symposia. Although the materials and techniques Saeko uses are mainly Vietnamese, art critics and fellow artist s agreed that a Japanese soul exudes from her work, which is currently on display at the ongoing exhibition Japan in Me at … [Read more...]

Lacquer understanding

The exhibition entitled Our Four People displays 34 lacquer paintings by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Duc Huy , Luong Thi Anh Tuyet and Nguyen Duc Phuoc , and Japanese Yoshifumi Hama . The exhibition is part of the celebrations of 40 years' diplomatic relations between Japan and Viet Nam in Hue . It will open at the French Cultural Centre at 1 Le Hong Phong Street , Hue, until Thursday. — VNS photo Thai Hoa … [Read more...]

Vietnamese lacquer art inspires Thai diplomat

VietNamNet Bridge – Despite leading a hectic life as Thailand's Consul General in HCM City , Panpimon Suwannapongse makes sure she finds time to pursue her passion of Vietnamese lacquer art. Many talents: Panpimon Suwannapongse with one of her unfinished lacquer paintings in her office. Panpimon Suwannapongse has loved painting since she was just seven years old and this childhood love later developed into a passion for oil on canvas works. However, after meeting some Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Event: Painting Exhibition “Mot, Hai, Ba”


Opening: Sat 24 Nov, 4.30 pm Exhibition: 24 Nov – 01 Dec 2012 Art Talk Cafe 12 Quan Su Str, Hanoi A lacquer painting exhibition by 3 contemporary lacquer painters, Tran Tuan Long, Tran Dan and Chu Viet Cuong will be held at Art Talk Cafe. Tran Tuan Long, Tran Dan and Chu Viet Cuong are the lacquer painters who are consistently seeking and experimenting a new way to appreciate a contemporary art aspect of lacquer painting, beyond traditional/modern/commercial art. Their attempts are varied … [Read more...]

Trinh Tuan, a Lacquer Painter from Hanoi


The Chinese produced lacquer paintings already 800 years ago, but the lacquer painting technique has hit a renaissance due to a group of artists in Vietnam. They have taken the difficult art form into the 21st Century. Trinh Tuan is 38 years old and in many ways typical for the 6,000 artists who live in Hanoi, the art Mecca in Asia . He received his training at the Hanoi Industrial University for the Fine Arts, one of Hanoi's two art Universities. He has an outgoing personality, is curious, … [Read more...]

Event : Exhibition “The Makeup Faces”

Opening: Mon 22 Oct, 5pm Exhibition: 22 – 29 Oct 2012 Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hanoi The exhibition consists of 22 lacquer paintings of artist Nguyen Van Cuong (1976). He is currently a teacher at Art Department of the University of Teaching. This series is inspired by one aspect of the society: the make up of a person before they get out of the house or their room. Make – up is not pureply the action of putting on lipstick, clothes but also accessories. He has … [Read more...]

Hanoi’s autumn colors shine in Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge - Vu Thai Binh, Ngo Duc Hoang and Tran Ngoc Hung have brought the colors of Hanoi’s quiet, fresh and romantic autumn to HCM City through 74 paintings. Ngo Duc Hoang, Vu Thai Binh and Tran Ngoc Hung at the opening ceremony at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts on September 16.  The 3 Hanoi artists recently made an impressive trip to the South when they brought dozens of large-scale artworks to an exhibition in HCM City. Each of them has their own taste and … [Read more...]

Event : Lacquer paintings and Copper-engraving by Artist Ngo Chinh


Exhibiton : Emotion by Artist Ngo Chinh Time : September 22 to September 26 Location : Viet Art Centre - 42 Yet Kieu St, Hanoi The Exhibition consists of 27 lacquer and copper engraving paintings, in which, red and yellow are decisive colors in his way of expression. Artist Ngo Chinh, with his art of shaping taken from seals and engravings as well as patterns from pagodas and temples embraced a coherent spirit in his artworks - that is Nostalgia. Artist Ngo Chinh - 72 years old - used to … [Read more...]

Collaborative project on Vietnamese lacquer


Bettina Ebert " href="http://www.asiarta.org/author/bettina/"> Bettina Ebert In January 2010 , Asiarta Foundation and the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles initiated a collaborative research project with the aim of investigating Vietnamese lacquer. Initial analytical results are expected towards the end of 2011.Ecole des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine Research context Obtain lacquer, pigment and dye samples from various artists for analysis and investigation purposesObtain … [Read more...]