Book: Nguyen Quan

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Category: Artists, Individual Unit Price: US$20.00 Description: Nguyen Quan was the voice of "Doi Moi". When liberalization started in 1986, concerning art and the market, Quan as an artist, an historian and art critic, pointed out, especially for the younger artists of HaNoi, the road to be taken: in words and work, he articulated what end the new found artistic freedom should serve. In his mysterious exploration of female flesh, his altar series in poetic praise of nature's beauty, or … [Read more...]

Dao Hai Phong

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"When Fine Art descends onto the streets with appeals, it presents a love of beauty, voiced sufferings, expanding the limits of experimentation and discovery of furtive sexual desire and eroticism, as well as modernistic tradition. Dao Hai Phong’s paintings give us space for serene, peaceful and sincere contemplation. He is a prolific painter but his work is measured and controlled. A deep meditation lurks behind romantic flashes of trees, cloud, sky, a street in the rain, walls, windows and … [Read more...]

Nguyen Quan’s Apotheosis

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By Nora Taylor Being at once Vietnam's best known art critic and one of the country's leading painters is no easy matter for forty-six-year-old Nguyen Quan. He is often torn between his own intense desire to paint and the critical eye that he exercises on other people's work. But, he does manage somehow to separate his painting from his writing and in chameleon-like fashion switches from analyzing the country's artistic developments since 1925 to finding his own true voice in his art. His … [Read more...]

Book: Asian Art & Culture – Viet Nam

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Category: Contemporary Art Unit Price: US$20.00 Description: This publication (Vol. 7 No. 1) by the Arthur M. Sackler gallery of the Smithsonian Institution was published in 1994. To date, it is still one of the best references and introduction one can have to the Vietnamese art and culture. In covers contemporary art and paintings, poetry, ceramics, textile as well as other important cultural information. In particular, two articles, by Nguyen Quan and Jeffrey Hantover give a great … [Read more...]

Book: Dang Xuan Hoa

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Category: Contemporary Art Unit Price: US$30.00 Description: Representative of the young painter’s generation of VietNam in the 90’s, Dang Xuan Hoa rid himself of impressionistic influence and reverted to traditional values. And became one of Vietnam’s premier young painters. “Hoa, proved by his capabilities and good work to be one of the most remarkable figures of Vietnamese painting after Doi-Moi, distinguishing himself by his rare working power and an unmistakable style” writes … [Read more...]

Book: Nguyen Sang

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Category: Contemporary Art Unit Price: US$80.00 Description: Featured Books: “Even if you pave the road with money, I’d trample on it. But to serve art, I’d glean any penny for subsistence”: Nguyen Sang. Nguyen Sang is one of Vietnam’s most important painters and this book celebrates his work and his influence, with 85 paintings, extensive essays, photos and poetry written by the artist himself. “In 1984, Sang had his first and only solo exhibition at the Fine Art Museum. It was a … [Read more...]

Book: Bui Xuan Phai, In the Collection

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Category: Contemporary Art Unit Price: US $35.00 Description: This is the first book published by the collector Tran Hau Tuan about Vietnam’s icon painter Bui Xuan Phai. The book contains excellent essays of introduction by Thai Ba Van, Nguyen Quan, Duong Tuong and Jeffrey Hantover. A representative selection of the artist’s important work is included. Published in 1992 by the Tran Hau Tuan, HaNoi, VN. 96 pages, hard cover, 25 cm x 26 cm. Bilingual – Vietnamese, English. … [Read more...]

A turning point for Vietnam’s contemporary sculpture

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By Nguyen Quan - Hochiminh City, 06/ 1998 This question is often raised: Where is Vietnamese contemporary sculpture? Does it actually exit? Truly, with 200 painting exhibitions annually held at home and tens of arts display abroad, hundreds of galleries of all kinds mushrooming in towns and cities, and the preponderance of painting even in museums and art collections and its boom during the recent decade, such a question about sculpture - painting’s Fellow art - sounds quite … [Read more...]

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Crossing cultural boundaries

from Impressions and Expressions - Vietnamese Contemporary Painting The origin of artistic visual expression in Vietnam, a hybrid like its Southeast Asian neighbours, can be traced back to its 2,500-year-old culture that started in the Neolithic Age and steadily developed until the end of the Iron Age when Chinese invaders entered from the north. By the second century BC, foreign influences started to infiltrate into the Dong Son civilization that is widely believed to have originated in … [Read more...]

The Changing Face of Hanoi: Vietnamese Art Show in Hong Kong

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Suzanne Lecht Hanoi...an enchanting city of romance steeped in sadness and tradition. Ancient architecture, achingly beautiful, graces paths winding through the myriad of treasures spilling out onto the streets of the old quarters. Cyclos dreamily encircle Hoan Kiem Lake, their passengers silently gazing at the vibrant, happening place...businessmen, tourists, adventure seekers, art collectors, all flocking in with the hopes of capturing a little of the magic dust. … [Read more...]