Artwork on Vietnam War displayed in Singapore

For the first time, a collection of art featuring the Vietnam War from 1954-1975 is being exhibited at the Museum of the National University of Singapore. The owner of the collection, former Malaysian Ambassador to Vietnam, Dato ‘N Parameswaran, said he wholeheartedly admired Vietnam and its people and his feelings inspired him to collect pieces of art during and after his working tenure in Hanoi from 1990 to 1993. The collection includes wood engravings, sketches and placards made by … [Read more...]

Ambassador of arts

Nora Annesley Taylor, a Swiss researcher, is known among researchers and art critics of the West, Asia and Vietnam in particular. She has come to Vietnam to research and work since 1990. Her researches focus on Vietnam and Asia ’s contemporary arts. Nora has good command of five languages. She speaks Vietnamese as smoothly as her mother tongue. She used to be an associate professor of humanities and art science at the University of Arizona and now is Southeast Asian art … [Read more...]

Indulging a love for lustrous lacquer

The Vietnamese knew how to process raw lacquer more than 2,000 years ago, but it was only in the early part of the 20 th century that it was transformed from a decorative craft into the modern pictorial art form we know and love. Le Ha reports. Past master: Phan Ke An , a renowned lacquer artist who painted the award-winning picture Remembering an Afternoon in the Northwest. — VNS Photos Viet Thanh … [Read more...]

Women, the symbol of beauty in Luong Xuan Nhi’s paintings

Long before the general uprising in August 1945, Vietnam's fine arts circle as well the French art lovers had known Luong Xuan Nhi as a talented painter. He also resolutely fought against the French colonialists' policy of obscurantism. … [Read more...]

Luong Xuan Nhi

Long before the general uprising in August 1945, Vietnam's fine arts circle as well the French art lovers had known Luong Xuan Nhi as a talented painter. He also resolutely fought against the French colonialists' policy of obscurantism. When he was a student of the Indochina Fine Arts College, he together with other painters, including Le Van De, To Ngoc Van, Tran Van Can and Nguyen Khang set up Fraeta group. At the time, the director of the college declared that he came there to train artisans … [Read more...]

Vietnamese silk paintings

In Vietnam , painting on silk is popular. Vietnamese artists found these technique to be a unique way to create mystique and a charming sense of mystique in their paintings. By using contemporary colors, Vietnamese silk painting has won the hearts of many art lovers. After a long period of development of techniques and styles, silk painting reached its highest period of success during the years 1925-1945 . The Vietnamese style of silk painting emphasized softness, elegance and a … [Read more...]

Vietnamese lacquer wares

As a traditional fine art which goes back many years in Vietnam though no one knows for sure how many, Vietnamese lacquer-ware was handed down from generation to generation as a family secret until the first half of the 20th century when the renovation in the field led by excellent artists of Indochina Fine Arts school in Hanoi made the occupation popular not only in Vietnam but also all over the world. Since then, the legend of Vietnamese lacquerware has really come true. Many generations of … [Read more...]