Calligraphy class nourishes traditional values

Every Saturday, a lot of young people gather at Nhan My pagoda in Hanoi’s Tu Liem district to attend a calligraphy class, where they learn not only the traditional way of handwriting but also to acquire moral values. At 8 am, all learners are present at the class, which is like a small-scale society since it attracts people from all walks of life, from old to young and from rich to poor. However, all of them share the same love for calligraphy and passion to comprehend profound thoughts … [Read more...]

New Year and spring festive atmosphere spreads across country

Calligraphy performance at Bich La Temple Night Market (Source: Nhan Dan – Vietnamese people across the country flock to festivals and arts programmes organised to welcome New Year 2014, the Year of the Horse. The Bich La Temple Night Market opened on February 2 at Bich La village, Trieu Dong commune, Trieu Phong district, Quang Tri province, attracting many visitors who came to pray for luck. Products on sale at the market, which opens only once a year, include … [Read more...]

Beauty of the country inspires artists

VietNamNet Bridge – Eighty-one artworks are on display at the group exhibition ‘The Beauty of the Country’ at HCMC Association of Fine Arts downtown.   Giu tron niem tin by Tran Van Hong on display at the exhibition ‘The beauty of the country’ at HCMC Association of Fine Arts. The display area is colored by paintings and livened up by sculptures and installations. The beauty of the country is presented via stunning landscapes, portraits or daily images of girls … [Read more...]

Art exhibition highlights Vietnam-Rok relations

Nearly 200 photographs and calligraphy works featuring Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) are being showcased in an exhibition that opened in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on September 18 It is one of the events during the Vietnam-RoK Culture Week to celebrate 20 years of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the RoK. The exhibition highlights the traditional culture as well as modern life in the two countries while introducing their long-standing relationship to young generations through … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh’s prison diary on display in RoK

A calligraphy exhibition featuring excerpts from late President Ho Chi Minh’s Prison Diary, opened on April 9 at the Suncheon National University’s museum, in the south Jeolla province in the Republic of Korea. On display at the event, which marks the anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s 122 nd birthday, were 45 calligraphic works by 23 calligraphers from Gwangju and south Jeolla provinces. Addressing the event, the Rector of the University, Song Yeong-moo, said the exhibition is taking … [Read more...]

Calligraphic works


As usual, the pavement around Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature) in Hanoi, known as Vietnam’s first university, is where calligraphers gather to display their works about one week before Lunar New Year’s Eve. They all look happy and are ready to perform the special art of calligraphy. Some of them are still addressed with a black turban around the head as old-time scholars. Nhu Phach, a 80-year old member of UNESCO Calligraphy Club, says proudly … [Read more...]

Massive book to be presented to Truc Lam Zen monastery

A 300-page book, measuring 125cmx80cmx16cm with wooden covers and weighing 120kg, by Prof Dr Hoang Quang Thuan, calligrapher Tran Quoc An and photographer Pham Tu, will soon be completed. An said the book, entitled “Thi Van Yen Tu,” includes 143 poems by Thuan, which were published by the Vietnam Education Publishing House in 1998. Those poems were printed on the left pages of the book and they were rewritten in calligraphy on the right pages. Both pages are decorated with yellowish … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Canadian calligrapher’s works on show

An exhibition by Vietnamese-Canadian calligrapher Truong Chanh Trung will open at the Hotel Equatorial in HCM City's District 5 tomorrow. On display will be water colours painted on rice paper and delicate silk sheets. Trung is a master of calligraphy, an accomplished painter, and a sculptor. He has won several art awards, including the Symposium Tribute to Georgette Pihay Quebec and the Public Fall of the World (Quebec). His sculptures were displayed in parks and other public spaces in … [Read more...]

Chinese paintings, calligraphy displayed in Hanoi


An exhibition of 35 paintings and calligraphy works by nine Chinese artists opened in Hanoi on November 28. The exhibition is part of the ASEAN-China friendship cultural exchange programme to celebrate 20 years of ASEAN-China dialogue. Addressing the exhibition, Bui Hong Phuc, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-China Friendship Association, said it provides an opportunity for Vietnamese and Chinese artists to meet and exchange information about their craft and also for visitors to learn more … [Read more...]

City exhibition features minority arts and traditions


An exhibition featuring artworks by ethnic minority groups is being held at the District 5 Cultural Center of in Ho Chi Minh City. The show, being held by the HCMC Ethnic Minority Literature and Arts Association, has 121 works including lacquer paintings by Cham artists, photos depicting the daily life and religious festivals of the Khmer, and several traditional costumes and music instruments. … [Read more...]