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

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

Dong Ho folk paintings regain popularity during Tet

Popular Đong Hồ folk painting "Đám Cưới Chuột" (Mice's Wedding)

Emilie Charrier proudly displays a Dong Ho folk painting called, "Dam Cuoi Chuot" (Mice's Wedding) at home for her friends visiting on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year). BAC NINH - Emilie Charrier proudly displays a Dong Ho folk painting called, "Dam Cuoi Chuot" (Mice's Wedding) at home for her friends visiting on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year). … [Read more...]

Tet Art Fair debuts in Hanoi, aims to revive collecting tradition

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Traditionally, Vietnam's Lunar New Year celebration needs to include hanging some new paintings on the wall, as many believe artwork not only adds colors to the festival but can also push away bad luck. A painting of a goat at Tet Art . Photo credit: VnExpress … [Read more...]

Exhibition examines influence of Dong Son bronze culture

Heavy metal: A collection of bronze drums, a symbol of Dong Son culture that reflects the intelligence and skills of the ancient people.

VietNamNet Bridge - The Viet Nam National Museum of History opened an exhibition yesterday displaying one of the biggest, most intact collections of bronze Dong Son drums to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the culture's discovery. The history museum collaborated with local museums in Ha Noi, Lao Cai, Hung Yen, Thanh Hoa, Yen Bai and Nghe An to organise a special exhibition called Dong Son Culture. It aims to show viewers the beauty, history and culture within the 272 artefacts on display, … [Read more...]

An Introduction About Vietnam Lacquer Painting

Painting by artist Nguyen Gia Tri

Not everybody can come into contact with the sap of this tree because it could easily result in swelling and an itching rash, particularly on the face. Such a phenomenon is popularly known as "lacquer corrosion". This will last for several weeks. If, by a stroke of bad luck, someone is attacked by this "invisible" force of lacquer resin, the only way out is … to scratch. However, you will feel a bit of relief if you crumble fresh carambola leaves and rub them on the itchy skin. Lacquer … [Read more...]

Artisans work to revive Dong Ho folk art

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Illustrative image (Photo: VNP) … [Read more...]

Hoi An paintings on silk at Sofitel Saigon Plaza

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A solo exhibition Phu Phiem ( Frivolity ) featuring paintings on silk by Bui Tien Tuan has opened at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza . … [Read more...]

Bac Ninh to spend $2.8m on preserving Dong Ho paintings

The northern province of Bac Ninh will spend VND60 billion dong (US$2.8 million) to retain and develop a local art speciality, Dong Ho folk paintings. The money, from the provincial budget and other sources, will be funnelled into the paintings in Thuan Thanh District , under a scheme approved on Thursday. Accordingly, VND2.1 billion (nearly $100,000) will go to restoring and develop the paintings over the next two years. Another VND50 billion ($2.3 million) will be spent on building a … [Read more...]