First Vietnamese literature museum opens to public

HA NOI (VNS) — The first special area for displaying Vietnamese literary history has just been opened to people in downtown Ha Noi. The 3,600sq.m area is housed in a three-storey building. The first floor has typical works representing literature from the 10th to the 19th centuries. The works were written on various materials such as giay do (poonah) paper, cloth, metal and leaves. There are also works by great writers of the feudal period such as King Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308), Nguyen … [Read more...]

Artist and Revolution

By Luong Xuan Doan 'Party Admission in the Dien Bien Phu Trench,' lacquer painting by Nguyen Sang. The first beautiful pages of Vietnam's modern fine arts were first written by artists To Ngoc Van, Tran Van Can, Nguyen Phan Chanh and Nguyen Do Cung and later by artists Nguyen Sang, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Bui Xuan Phai and others, and until today, these are the most beautiful pages of the national revolutionary art. … [Read more...]

Artists and Revolution

By Luong Xuan Doan 'Party Admission in the Dien Bien Phu Trench,' lacquer painting by Nguyen Sang. The first beautiful pages of Vietnam's modern fine arts were first written by artists To Ngoc Van, Tran Van Can, Nguyen Phan Chanh and Nguyen Do Cung and later by artists Nguyen Sang, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Bui Xuan Phai and others, and until today, these are the most beautiful pages of the national revolutionary art. At first these artists lived with their emotion, feeling all that in the past so … [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...]