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...]

Vietnamese Modern Paintings – The Pioneers

Born in 1910 in Kien An Town, Hai Phong City, and died in 1994 in Hanoi.

By Quang Phong, Quang Viet and H.C. Vietnamismoving forward. The Vietnamese are not only looking ahead to their future, however, but also making an effort to sort out their past. Recently they have come to terms with the origin of their modern art. For many years, this has been a sensitive topic as Vietnamese modern art began as a joint product of French liberalism and Vietnamese traditionalism during a period of brutal French colonialism and strong Vietnamese patriotism. Before doi moi … [Read more...]

Tradition in Lacquer

Asian Art News, August 2001 By Ian Findlay During the French colonial era in Viet Nam, lacquer painting was seen very much as a craft rather than an art. Today, however, it is viewed as an extremely important art form among a new generation of artists such as Nguyen Thanh Chuong and Bui Huu Hung, for example. It is also very popular among collectors who view it as an integral part of contemporary Viet Namese art. Le Hoang Nguyen, 30, who graduated in 1993 from Hanoi Fine Art 's Institute's … [Read more...]