Japanese specialists revive Vietnamese silk paintings

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Japanese specialists are set to continue restoring damaged silk paintings of Nguyen Phan Chanh, a well-known painter of Viet Nam in the 19th and 20th centuries. Considering the paintings by Chanh as treasures of humanity, the experts have brought the damaged works to Japan for restoration. The restored paintings are expected to be put on display at an exhibition held in Japan during October . Chanh (1892-1984) is praised as one of Viet Nam 's foremost creators of silk paintings . During … [Read more...]

Poetry in silky motion


October 9, 2011 Artist says she was destined to depict the story of Kieu The silk paintings by Ngoc Mai have Kieu wearing Vietnamese traditional dresses like ao dai and ao tu than. Each painting took Mai several months to complete. Vietnam’s most famous literary work of all time, “The Tale of Kieu,” has been rewritten in 28 silk paintings over 12 years by a self-taught painter keeping a childhood promise. The paintings were unveiled at a ten day exhibition that closed Monday in Ho … [Read more...]

Goethe-Institut Hanoi to host ‘Street-Front Houses’ exhibition


  The Goethe-Institut of Hanoi will host “Nha Mat Pho” (Street-front Houses), an exhibition of the work of artist Nguyen The Son, from March 8-28. Recently, Hanoi’s residential buildings, which have long shaped the face of the city, have been changing dramatically. Instead of windows and balconies, which facilitate the communication between neighbors, tall billboards now seal the houses off from the street. This exhibition reflects an aspect of the rapid transformation of Hanoi's … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Canadian calligrapher’s works on show

An exhibition by Vietnamese-Canadian calligrapher Truong Chanh Trung will open at the Hotel Equatorial in HCM City's District 5 tomorrow. On display will be water colours painted on rice paper and delicate silk sheets. Trung is a master of calligraphy, an accomplished painter, and a sculptor. He has won several art awards, including the Symposium Tribute to Georgette Pihay Quebec and the Public Fall of the World (Quebec). His sculptures were displayed in parks and other public spaces in … [Read more...]