Translator chooses paintbrush over pen

Multitasking: Trinh Lu's minimalist studio-on-a-bicycle. - Photo courtesy of Trinh Lu

VietNamNet Bridge - Prominent literary translator Trinh Lu, whose translations include Life of Pi, Norwegian Wood, The Centaur in the Garden, has revealed a new talent, painting, at an ongoing exhibit in Ha Noi. Entitled Painting en Plein Air in America, the exhibition showcases 67 oil paintings created by the translator between July and December of 2014. He captured the landscapes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, atop his minimalist studio-on-a-bicycle. … [Read more...]

Event: Exhibition “Das prachtvolle Gelb läuft über blasse Blätter”

To mark the jubilee of 40 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Vietnam the Goethe-Institut will present the exhibition "The gorgeous yellow runs over pale leaves" with historic Ao Dais from the Emperors court in Hue from the private collection of Thai Kim Lan. Exhibition: 16 - 31 Jan 2015, 9 am - 7 pm Artist and Expert Talk: Sat 17 Jan 2015, 7 pm (More info here) Guided Tours: 18, 22 and 30 Jan 2015 (More info here) Goethe-Institut Hanoi 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học, Ba Đình, Hà … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Das prachtvolle Gelb läuft über blasse Blätter”

To mark the jubilee of 40 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Vietnam the Goethe-Institut will present the exhibition "The gorgeous yellow runs over pale leaves" with historic Ao Dais from the Emperors court in Hue from the private collection of Thai Kim Lan. Exhibition: 16 - 31 Jan 2015, 9 am - 7 pm Artist and Expert Talk: Sat 17 Jan 2015, 7 pm (More info here) Guided Tours: 18, 22 and 30 Jan 2015 (More info here) Goethe-Institut Hanoi 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Ba Đình, Hà … [Read more...]

Local art smashes auction record

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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...]

Event : Vietnamese-French artist’s works to be on display in Hanoi

An exhibition featuring the paintings of veteran Vietnamese-French artist Nguyen Cam will open in Hanoi on December 13. Born in the northern city of Hai Phong in 1944, Cam left Vietnam ten years later. He lived with his family for 15 years in Laos where he opened a gallery and had some local repute as an artist of talent and passion. Fueled with ambition and dreams, Cam moved to Paris to enroll in the Ecole des Beaux Arts to verify perhaps to himself alone that he was in truth a "real … [Read more...]

Event : Picasso with his abstract style in Ho Chi Minh

A painting class among Canvas and Wine series is coming up on 20th November at Vin Gallery. Picasso with his abstract style seems to be very attractive theme for all art lovers. More interesting, coming to Canvas&Wine will bring you a good opportunity to both paint and drink with your friends. Let's join us! … [Read more...]

Event: Canvas&Wine: Bui Xuan Phai & Hanoi street scenes

Press Release: 6.30pm to 9pm at VinSpace Art Studio, 6 Lê Văn Miến, Thảo Điền, D2Canvas and Wine is a social event where you will paint and drink in the company of friends and with the help of an Instructor. This is a fun, creative class for all, no matter your painting level. With a brush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, this is the perfect way to get creative Bui Xuan Phai (1920-1988) was one of the most remarkable, most charming and most unusual figures of Vietnamese modern … [Read more...]

Canvas&Wine: Bui Xuan Phai & Hanoi street scenes

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Join Canvas and Wine with theme Bui Xuan Phai and Hanoi street scenes on 09 Oct, at Vin Gallery. The wonderful inspiration of wine will surely drive you creative with the brush in your hand. Canvas and Wine is a social event where you will paint and drink in the company of friends and with the help of an Instructor. This is a fun, creative class for all, no matter your painting level. With a brush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, this is the perfect way to get creative Bui Xuan … [Read more...]

Crossing cultural boundaries

from Impressions and Expressions - Vietnamese Contemporary Painting The origin of artistic visual expression in Vietnam, a hybrid like its Southeast Asian neighbours, can be traced back to its 2,500-year-old culture that started in the Neolithic Age and steadily developed until the end of the Iron Age when Chinese invaders entered from the north. By the second century BC, foreign influences started to infiltrate into the Dong Son civilization that is widely believed to have originated in … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Art: A Passion for Painting

Vietnamese art a passion for painting

A Winding River opened to the public at Meridian's galleries in Washington, DC on November 9, 1997. The nationwide tour will take the exhibition to six to eight other locations over a two-year period beginning in April, 1998. For further information, please contact Meridian's Arts Office at (202) 939-5518. … [Read more...]