Rare paintings threatened by family problems

The Song Huong Nui Ngu silk painting, one of the most valuable paintings by Dao remaining in Viet Nam.

VietNamNet Bridge - Family poverty has placed a priceless collection of paintings by Ton That Dao, a former member of the Hue royal family, in jeopardy. There is also argument in the family over who controls the paintings, the members of the family in Viet Nam or two of his children (daughter- artist Dao's second child and son- artist Dao's third child) now living in the United States. … [Read more...]

Rain is not just about blues


“Hue Rainy Color” group exhibition by three artists, Dang Mau Tuu, Phan Thanh Binh and Le Nhuong, opened at Phuong Mai Gallery in HCMC’s District 1 on Sunday, bringing to town a different color tone and pensive look about rain. The show displays 35 paintings made of oil on canvas, depicting romantic sceneries, daily activities and intricate emotions of love, hatred, envy and anger. Rain is synonymous with sadness among Saigonese as it causes urban flooding, but the three artists bring … [Read more...]