Character building calligraphy proves a hit

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Once the preserve of ancient scholars and elites, calligraphy has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years as anxious students seek hangings in ancient Han-Nôm characters which are thought to bring good luck. At last spring is upon us, and for many Vietnamese people, now is the time to conjure fresh wishes, hopes and beliefs. Joining throngs of festival-goers, 18-year-old Lê Thanh Thúy makes her way through spring drizzles on a Lunar New Year's day to the Street of Calligraphy in Hà Nội in the … [Read more...]

Vietnamese silk paintings

In Vietnam , painting on silk is popular. Vietnamese artists found these technique to be a unique way to create mystique and a charming sense of mystique in their paintings. By using contemporary colors, Vietnamese silk painting has won the hearts of many art lovers. After a long period of development of techniques and styles, silk painting reached its highest period of success during the years 1925-1945 . The Vietnamese style of silk painting emphasized softness, elegance and a … [Read more...]