20 fascinating images of Vietnam

Photography Life Magazine recently posted 20 fascinating images of Vietnam taken by four photographers on its website in a piece entitled Visions of Vietnam – 4 Photographers, 4 Styles. Circle of Dreams – A young woman naps in a round boat woven from bamboo on Vietnam’s central coast, near Phu Yen. The locals say the round shape allows for easy manoeuvrability when fishing in shallow coastal waters. A Room with a View – The endless rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi are … [Read more...]

Hue printmaking exhibit displays inspiring results of art workshop

An exhibition showcasing 113 art works in different printing techniques has opened in the central Hue City. … [Read more...]

Artists gather for print workshop

Forty artists from Thailand and the country gathered at the Hue Printmaking Workshop, which opened yesterday and will continue for 10 days in Hue City, the former royal capital. THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS) — The workshop will teach printmaking concepts and techniques, including book art, printmaking installation, truc chi papermaking, non-toxic lithograph, and gumprint as well as about printmaking-related industries. At the workshop, Vietnamese artists, who are from HCM City, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, … [Read more...]

Artist puts creative spin on traditional pottery

VietNamNet Bridge - While the north once had many pottery villages producing quality ceramics, most of today's artisans are only interested in commercial work. But artist Tran Do Nghia is an exception. On the occasion of the 2010 Hue Festival, painter Tran Do Nghia unveiled 40 poetry-inscribed ceramic plates in the former royal city of Hue on the banks of the Huong River. … [Read more...]

Văn Dương Thanh

I was born into a family of intellectuals in the Tuy-Hoa district of Phu Yen province in southern Vietnam. My father, Van Goi, was vice president of the province. Of all the influences on my life my father contributed the most. Although I only knew him intimately during the period from when I was six to nine years old, his humility, kind-hearted nature and extensive intellectualism have had the most profound impact on my art and my whole life. It is in his memory that I feel I have dedicated … [Read more...]