HA NỘI (VNS) — Twenty paintings by Nguyễn Thế Hung are on display

Đa Diện (Polyhedra) in Ha Nội, featuring bright colours and sprouts that represent life. The semi-abstract paintings are incomplete and have been selected from three collections, entitled Ngay Rỗi (Lazy Days), Va Hoa Da Mua Xuong (And the Flowers Fell from the Sky) and Nhung Bong Hoa Nho (Little Flowers), done by Hung about ten years ago. The paintings from Little Flowers show the artist's search for the beginnings of life and love of mankind, while And the Flowers Fell from the Sky's … [Read more...]

Artist uses natural colours from herbs

by Bach Lien (Vietnamnews) For artist Ly Truc Son, paint-ings are the medium through which he can portray all the innermost passions in his life. More than 30 paintings of the renowned artist, made on do (poonah) paper and portraying the troubled life of Xuy Van, a famous character in Vietnamese cheo (traditional opera) theatre, have caught the attention of the public at l'Espace. At the exhibition, Son described his paintings, dating from 1986, as being inspired by his favourite character in … [Read more...]

Lacquer understanding

The exhibition entitled Our Four People displays 34 lacquer paintings by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Duc Huy , Luong Thi Anh Tuyet and Nguyen Duc Phuoc , and Japanese Yoshifumi Hama . The exhibition is part of the celebrations of 40 years' diplomatic relations between Japan and Viet Nam in Hue . It will open at the French Cultural Centre at 1 Le Hong Phong Street , Hue, until Thursday. — VNS photo Thai Hoa … [Read more...]

Early 20th century work on Viet Nam to be republished

One hundred years after it was first published, a second edition of the book Techniques du Peuple Annamite (Mechanics and Crafts of the Annamites) by Frenchman Henri Oger is about to hit the shelves. Oger spent two years (from 1908 to 1909) studying the streets of Ha Noi and outlying areas to record an inventory of the development of local industries and commerce. With the help of a Vietnamese painter, Oger's research produced around 4,200 drawing and sketches being printed on do (poonah) … [Read more...]