HCM City to host first caricature fest

The first-ever caricature festival will be held in HCM City to bring the art closer to the public and provide a comic playground for professional caricaturists and the audience. Drawing attention: Caricature Passion by Tran Thanh Tuan This was stated by the organiser of the festival, The Thao & Van Hoa (Sports & Culture) newspaper. The events in the festival, to be held this Sunday, include an exhibition of this year's Rong Tre (Bamboo Dragon) Journalism Caricature … [Read more...]

In pictures: Women in paintings at “Ba Ba” exhibition

VietNamNet Bridge - Seven artists graduated from the University of Fine Arts join hands to organize the exhibition titled "Ba Ba", with all paintings about women at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum from March 14-19.   Trinh Minh Tien discovers the good value hidden deep within every human being by means of parody and satire. Photo: Return - oil painting 160 x 120cm. Nguyen The Hung is inspired by pin-up painting style. He uses images of models on fashion magazines and the … [Read more...]

Water dwellings inspire canal towns

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese water dwellings have become a great source of inspiration for a Danish architect who plans to build small canal towns in his country. Water world: A drawing by architect Hans Peter Hagens depicting a floating house in Chau Doc near the Cambodian border. Vietnamese water dwellings have become a great source of inspiration for the Danish architect who plans to build small canal towns in his country. Architect Hans Peter Hagens and anthropologist … [Read more...]

HCMC – Exhibition “Red”

Red paintings: 15 Feb – 11 Mar 2014, 12 am – 8 pm Red project: 15 Mar – 15 Apr 2014, 12 am – 8 pm The Observatory Corner of Le Lai and Ton That Tung, Dist.1, HCMC Come to the next exhibition “Red”, a monochrome exhibition in two parts. Part 1 : RED PAINTINGS 15 February > 11 March opening 6PM Part 2 : RED PROJECT 15 March > 15 April opening 6PM Opening time : 12AM > 8PM Artists: Henry Codax, Vương Tử Lâm, Le Brothers and Olivier Mosset Monochrome … [Read more...]

The famous horse paintings

VietNamNet Bridge - Horses have been featured in art and rituals in Vietnam for a long time. The painting by Do Son The painting by Do Son The painting by Pham An Hai The painting by Pham An Hai The painting by Do Phan The painting by Do Phan The painting by Do Dung The painting by Do Dung The painting by Le Tri Dung The painting by Le Tri Dung The painting by Dao Hai Phong The painting by Dao Hai Phong The painting by Do Duc The painting by Do … [Read more...]

Ongoing spring exhibit showcases local, int’l artists

Some 300 works, including traditional art and Buddhist-themed paintings, photos, sculptures and antiques by almost 30 local and foreign artists, are being showcased at an exhibit called “Xuan Dong Phuong” (Oriental spring), which is running in Ho Chi Minh City until Feb 13. Among the art works showcased at the exhibit, which is going on at Pho Quang Pagoda, 64/3 Pho Quang, Tan Binh district, are a number of famous oil and calligraphy paintings and invaluable antiques. Local antique … [Read more...]

Artists pay homage to feminine beauty

The beauty of women will be explored at a joint visual art exhibition at Ho Chi Minh City's Fine Arts Museum between January 11 and 24. Titled Ve Nu O Viet Nam (Venus in Viet Nam): Vu Dan Tan and Nguyen Nghia Cuong, the exhibition features installations and sculptures by late popular artist Vu Dan Tan (1946-2009) and Nguyen Nghia Cuong, (born in 1973). The exhibition compares and contrasts perspectives of feminine beauty as it relates to both gender and sexiness, providing an opportunity … [Read more...]

Spring colors in paintings by eight artists

VietNamNet Bridge – A painting exhibition introducing artworks on spiritual and cultural activities of Vietnamese during the lunar New Year by eight artists opened at the Tu Do Gallery, HCM City on January 5. The exhibition brings together the works of eight artists: Nguyen Van Phuong, Trinh Thanh Tung, Bui Quang Anh, Nguyen Tuan Duc, Pham Minh Tung, Van Chien, Quang Hai and Tran Thi Thu Ha. “Praying for predestined love” by Pham Minh Tung. "Giving offering at Ngoc Son … [Read more...]

Outstanding works on folklore honoured

Nhan Dan – Hang Trong-Hanoi Folk Paintings by Phan Ngoc Khue won first prize at an awards ceremony for works on folklore held by the Association of Vietnamese Folklorists (AVF) this morning in Hanoi. This year, folklorists presented prizes to the 64 best works, which were selected from 84 entries by folk researchers from across the country. Awarded were one first prize, 10 second prizes, 32 third prizes, 18 consolation prizes and three gifts. Speaking at the ceremony, AVF Chairman To … [Read more...]

Visual artist displays latest installations

Ha Noi-based visual artist Nguyen Tran Nam will showcase his new series of text installations, video art and paintings in his latest exhibition that will open on January 6 at Manzi Art Space. Titled Nhung Chuong Vo (The Broken Chapters), the art show will include a looped muted video of a bullet ripping through the air, as well as handwritten texts that will be hung for display, describing the exact moment before, during, and after the bullet is launched. A home video of the moment a … [Read more...]