Translator chooses paintbrush over pen

Multitasking: Trinh Lu's minimalist studio-on-a-bicycle. - Photo courtesy of Trinh Lu

VietNamNet Bridge - Prominent literary translator Trinh Lu, whose translations include Life of Pi, Norwegian Wood, The Centaur in the Garden, has revealed a new talent, painting, at an ongoing exhibit in Ha Noi. Entitled Painting en Plein Air in America, the exhibition showcases 67 oil paintings created by the translator between July and December of 2014. He captured the landscapes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, atop his minimalist studio-on-a-bicycle. … [Read more...]

Le Thanh Minh

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Nguyen Quy Duc Published on 4/1/96 on Things Asian At forty, Le Thanh Minh is already an accomplished painter. After three years of training at the School of Fine Arts in Hanoi, he spent a further five years in Moscow, studying and graduating from its prestigious arts institute. He has had one-man and group exhibitions in Paris (1983), Berlin (1984), St. Petersburg (back in 1987 when it was still called Leningrad), and Moscow (1993). Le Thanh Minh has also sold his work to collectors from … [Read more...]

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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...]