Bui Xuan Phai in his son’s eyes – Part I

The letter in wardrobe In fact, I was almost his adviser and assistant in most of problems that he found it difficult to solve. When talking to each other he used to call me "buddy", and my mother, for she found this way unreasonable, interfered: "Why do you call him buddy? You've made father-and-son talking the way of friends taking". There is a memory with father that I could never forget. At that time, I was just seventeen. My eyes started facing with problems. I needed short-sighted glasses … [Read more...]

Ho Guom in Dang Tin Tuong’s Paintings

"Ngoc Son Temple 3" (Poonah paper, 60 x 80cm).

"Ngoc Son Temple 3" (Poonah paper, 60 x 80cm). … [Read more...]

Vietnamese photographers win FIAP awards

Tra Khuc River in the dry season by Bui Vy Van.

Photographer Bui Vy Van from Binh Duong won an Artist of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) award. Van won a gold medal for his photo of Tra Khuc River, which was displayed at the International Photographic Exhibition Han Pijesak in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is the deputy director of Binh Duong Provincial Photography Club and was among eight Vietnamese photographers who participated in the event. … [Read more...]

Artist Tran Luong receives Prince Claus Award

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( Cinet )- The 2014 Prince Claus Award Ceremony took place in the house of the Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi , on April 09 . … [Read more...]

Smoke paintings by a self-taught artist

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VietNamNet Bridge - Using only grinding stones, needles, razors and smoke, a self-trained painter in Dong Nai Province in southern Vietnam has created unique works. Vu Quoc Su, 56, from Long Khanh Town is known both at home and abroad. Called a 'farmer painter', Su did not study art at school. … [Read more...]

‘Innocently’ painting pottery works wonders

Creations: Painter Nguyen Lan Huong looks at some of her works at an exhibition organised at the Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, Ha Noi. The exhibition will run until the end of March.

VietNamNet Bridge - Though painter Nguyen Lan Huong had already achieved fame for her oil and acrylic paintings, she wanted to try her hand at creating painting on pottery. "When I experimented with painting on pottery and enamelled tiles, I invested my soul, which is as innocent as a child's," Huong said. … [Read more...]

Park West Gallery Visits Paris: A Lifetime of Lebadang

In memory of artist Le Ba Dang who just passed away at the age of 94, we take our time to get on a wonderful journey back into his lifetime. We were lucky to find this article about the artist featured on Chicago Art Magazine. Here's an excerp from the article : On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, Vietnamese artist, Lebadang, is as creative as he was 50 years ago. Albert Scaglione of Park West Gallery journeys to Paris to visit the artist, discovering a treasure trove of his work across the … [Read more...]

Artworks by painting pioneer Nguyen Tu Nghiem on display in Hanoi

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VietNamNet Bridge - Art lovers now have the opportunity to enjoy works by one of the legendary foursome of Vietnam fine art at the Ngan Pho Gallery at 82 Hang Gai in Hanoi. Nguyen Tu Nghiem is considered a pioneer in combining folkloric tradition with a modem spirit, creating a uniquely Vietnamese style. He is one of the famous four painters of Vietnam's modern art, called Nghiem - Lien - Sang - Phai. Even when he was still a student, his teachers and peers admired him for his creativity, … [Read more...]

Herbalist’s work unveils ‘ancient secrets’

Herbalist Nguyen Khac Bao shows an ancient statue of his collection. - VNS Photos Thai Ha

VietNamNet Bridge - A herbalist sits in the middle of his medical room, surrounded by piles of medical books and boxes containing herbs. Nguyen Khac Bao, 68, is well-known in Bac Ninh City, in the northern province of Bac Ninh, as the fifth generation of his family who practices Oriental medicine. … [Read more...]

Artisan introduces new paintings made with traditional tools

Artist Ky Huu Phuoc from Sinh Village in Hue has unveiled a new collection of paintings created using traditional methods. Entitled Thoi Vu (The Crop), the collection has featured four paintings depicting farming activities. Unlike the traditional Sinh paintings which are linked to ancestral rituals, Phuoc's paintings are mostly decorative. In 2010, the artisan also introduced the Tro Choi Dan Gian (Folk Games) collection, while in 2007, he presented the Bat Am (Eight Court Musicians) … [Read more...]