See Different Colors Of Vietnam In The Museums Of Hanoi

By: Pramod Negi Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam is known for its age old history and rich culture and traditions. The French-colonial city lures large number of tourists with its beautiful lakes and lush green parks. If you want to know more about the history, culture and arts of the enticing city, take cheap flights to Hanoi. Following are the most important museums in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Museum The museum was built to honor the president and the first prime minister of Vietnam, … [Read more...]

Horror Of The War In Vietnamese Art


By: Dorothy The concept of war has been a dominant theme throughout art and literature. Wars have been a part of the human experience that has been fought with guns and swords, and expressed with symbols and ideas. War and opposition to war have been represented throughout history by using the tools and texts of political science, sociology, history, literature, music, and also the visual arts. The Vietnamese society has been no exception to the above. Vietnam features a history as rich … [Read more...]

Painters Village On The Banks On The Saigon River

By: lanhnguyen This typical village lies on the bank of Saigon River. It looks really great with the sunshine reflecting from the river. The village lies peacefully under the blue sky with floating soft white clouds and in the gentle breeze coming from the river. I happened to know the painters village when I had chance to join a film of the VTC6 Saigon Chanel to shoot a program about this special apace of Ho Chi Minh City. Along the Saigon River, right on what people for generations … [Read more...]

The Vietnamese Art Scene

Nguyen Thanh Binh - Mother and Child

By: Ted Hill While researching some possible destinations in Vietnam, Ive come across something Ive never really written about before: art. The word Vietnam has always been frequently associated with war, and times of hardship, but has anyone ever seen any of the works by Nguyen Thanh Binh? Or photographs from Phan Tu Trang? According to Nguyen Qui Duc, art curator and author, It wouldnt be an exaggeration to say that art is big business in Vietnam. But a lot of money is changing hands … [Read more...]

Dinh Y Nhi & Le Thiet Cuong


Dinh Y Nhi is widely recognised as one of the few female artists in Vietnam to have acquired a reputation that extends beyond the bounds of her country. Born in Hanoi in 1967, Nhi studied at the University of Fine Arts in Hanoi to graduate as a professional artist in 1989, although she began painting when she was just 14 years old, initially being taught by her parents. Largely influenced by Asian Art rather than western art, she cites Chinese calligraphy and African Art as being primary … [Read more...]

South East Asia Art And Culture

Prajnaparamita  from Singhasari, East Java

By: Vincent Ruan When thinking of the art of Indochina , one tends to think mainly of the Buddhist art displayed in temples across the area or of the Khmer architecture of Cambodia. But that is to miss a lot of what Indochina has to offer to the art lover. And the region's art is not all ancient! There is a flourishing contemporary art scene throughout the area, attracting serious buyers and collectors from across the globe. To take Vietnam as an example, we can see a long history of … [Read more...]

The Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, The Best Museum In Hanoi


By: lanhnguyen The Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum is located in Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi. It has become a prime tourist destination, since the museum exhibits in great detail the history of fine arts in Vietnam displaying comprehensive collections with more than 2,000 items. This museum aims to be a cultural and educational institution. It is linked with the Ministry of Culture and Information responsible for restoring, conserving, and exhibiting contemporary artwork as well as … [Read more...]

Top Museums In Vietnam


By: lanhnguyen Vietnam National Museum of history The National Museum of Vietnamese History is housed in a magnificent example of Indochinese architecture, which were until 1910 the French consulate and the residence of the governor general. The building was also home to the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient (EFEO), during which time it became a museum to exhibit EFEO finds. Over time the building deteriorated, and it was not until the early 1930s, following a seven-year renovation, … [Read more...]

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Metamorphoses – Between reality and fiction

THE MEDALS, each 173x140cm, oil on cancas, 2007

  Katia Sabaliostis Positioned between reality and fiction, the artist's work and the motto is true for the genre as well as the subjects. Nguyen Xuan Huy paints photo-realistic, and if he makes documentary photographs included in his work, then that's a bridge to reality, which has already been exceeded for the first time at the moment when the image is painted and presented so as to be fictitious.  Nguyen is Vietnamese. Born in 1976 in Hanoi, he belongs to a generation that … [Read more...]

Artist Tran Van Can


An exhibition show-casing unpublished artworks by one of the most beloved sons of Vietnamese fine arts, Tran Van Can, opened on Wednesday at the Museum of Fine Arts. The exposition, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the death of the renowned veteran painter, introduces more than 100 of his pieces presented in various materials including lacquer, oil, silk, wood carving and sketching. Organizers from the museum promise the majority of the artworks on display have never been seen by the … [Read more...]