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

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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...]

Artist and Revolution

Party admission in the dien bien phu trench - Nguyen Sang

By Luong Xuan Doan 'Party Admission in the Dien Bien Phu Trench,' lacquer painting by Nguyen Sang. The first beautiful pages of Vietnam's modern fine arts were first written by artists To Ngoc Van, Tran Van Can, Nguyen Phan Chanh and Nguyen Do Cung and later by artists Nguyen Sang, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Bui Xuan Phai and others, and until today, these are the most beautiful pages of the national revolutionary art. … [Read more...]

Nguyen Tu Nghiem — A passionate artist

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(November 18, 2003) Standing in front of Apartment 110, on the ground floor of a block in Trung Tu residential quarter, Hanoi, I was looking up and down for the doorbell-button but found nothing at all. Seeing me as a stranger, a Japanese dog, with white and bushy hair, barked noisily. Following it was an elderly man on the wrong side of eighty, medium-statured, with a skin rarely tanned by the sun, in quite good shape. I understood at once the dog was his special bell. … [Read more...]

Celebrated painter Nguyen Phan Chanh talks about his paintings

(January 28, 2004) The painting "The Girl Feeds the Bird" has a plot of acuteness and closeness. The viewers should pay immediate attention to the bird jumping to eat the grass hopper being held out by the girl. The part reserved to paint the bird is small. Most of the picture is reserved to paint the cage. Even though it is lost from view, the bird could be seen as being inside the cage. The girl feeding the bird wearing a white blouse and black trousers. The girl is sitting upfront, the … [Read more...]

Artists and Revolution

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By Luong Xuan Doan 'Party Admission in the Dien Bien Phu Trench,' lacquer painting by Nguyen Sang. The first beautiful pages of Vietnam's modern fine arts were first written by artists To Ngoc Van, Tran Van Can, Nguyen Phan Chanh and Nguyen Do Cung and later by artists Nguyen Sang, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Bui Xuan Phai and others, and until today, these are the most beautiful pages of the national revolutionary art. At first these artists lived with their emotion, feeling all that in the past so … [Read more...]