Book: The abstract world by Ho Huu Thu

Description: A collection of abstract art by the award-winning artist: Ho Huu Thu. 39 paintings, a bibliography and insight to the author’s creations are included. "Painting is a game played by a quiet soul full of truth and is expressed through implications that everyone possesses, wishes for. That is pure token which suddenly opens soaking us in fascination." Ho Huu Thu Published in 2004 by Son Ta with Mix Media. 38 pages, soft cover, 19 cm x 26 cm. Bilingual - Vietnamese, French. Our … [Read more...]

Painters display figurative vs. abstractive arts in Thailand

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Painter Ho Huu Thu and his son Ho Hong Linh are showcasing their figurative vs. abstractive artworks at an exhibition which opened at Silom Art Gallery in Bangkok on June 15. On display are 27 paintings, highlighting philosophy of life, the desire for peace, and the romantic beauty of Vietnam and its people. Ngo Duc Thang, Vietnamese ambassador to Thailand, said figurative and abstractive arts will help viewers have a perfect vision of the hidden charm of Vietnam and its people, … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Art, an overview

Through the Upheavals of History Compared to other Asian countries, and according to several art commentators,Vietnam was the earliest to merge into the the main stream of modern art, as defined by the West, in both form and content. Such a fact can be easily seen with the coming into existence of Ecole Des Beaux Arts (Indochina's SchoolofFine Art) in the early 1930s, with the presence of professors fromFrance. Western style in technique and the use of color was what the first student … [Read more...]

The phases of Vietnamese Art

From "Vietnam Contemporary Art", 1996 By TheHanoi Fine Arts Publisher1925-1945 The Establishment of the Fine Art College of Indochine 1995 marks the 70th year of existence of Vietnamese painting. From 1925 to 1945, the first epoch of the history of Vietnamese painting coincides with the history of the Fine Arts College of Indochina (FACI) because it was that college which created conditions for the birth and development, vigorous until now, of Vietnamese painting... The principal promoter of … [Read more...]

A World in Portraits

ASIAN ART NEWS 1998 By Shannon K. Curry … [Read more...]

60/70’s South

Follow the partition of the nation in 1954, the art scene in the South comparatively enjoyed a greater freedom of creation and expression than one from the North. The artists of the South were more exposed to the current trends of the twenty-century Western arts. They had opportunities to learn and experiment with modern styles such as cubism and abstraction and many of them later became quite successful at these forms. Ta Ty (b. 1920): One of the first abstract painters of Viet Nam since the … [Read more...]