Watercolours reflect artists’ passion


The painting Grocery in Malacca by Chow Chin Chuan from Malaysia is among 47 artworks displayed at the exhibition (Photo: VNA/VNS) … [Read more...]

Tet Art Fair debuts in Hanoi, aims to revive collecting tradition


Traditionally, Vietnam's Lunar New Year celebration needs to include hanging some new paintings on the wall, as many believe artwork not only adds colors to the festival but can also push away bad luck. A painting of a goat at Tet Art . Photo credit: VnExpress … [Read more...]

Critics complain young artists lack creative spark

Room to improve: Hanh Trinh (An Itinerary) by Dao Thang, one of the art works displayed at the Exhibition of Young Sculptors.

VietNamNet Bridge - Veteran artists have expressed some anxiety about the quality of sculptures by young artists at a recent seminar organised by the Viet Nam Fine Arts Association in Ha Noi. Painter and art critic Thanh Chuong said although many sculptors displayed their works at recent exhibitions, he was not impressed by their quality. … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Letting Go”


Opening: Thu 03 Jul 2014, 6.30 pm … [Read more...]

Famous artist plans to donate his controversial “palace”

VietNamNet Bridge – Artist Thanh Chuong, who built a large compound on forestland in Hanoi's Soc Son District to preserve cultural values, plans to find a successor.   Thanh Chuong and his wife. Thanh Chuong made the statement after inspectors from Hanoi's Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced that he and singer My Linh’s family broke the law by building houses on forestland in the district. The artist used from 3,000-8,000 square metres of forestland … [Read more...]

Book : The Art World of Thanh Chuong

Category : Lacquer Unit Price : US$85.00 Description: By Thanh Chuong A wonderful collection of the latest lacquer paintings by the pre-imminent artist - Thanh Chuong. An excellent quality book. Published in 2007 in Vietnam, by Thang Long Gallery. 130 Pages, soft cover, 27cm x 20.5cm, in English. … [Read more...]

State of the Art-Scene in Vietnam

Hanoi, Aug 10, 2006 A decade after modern Vietnamese painting made a splash on the world scene, critics and galleries say rampant commercialisation and a glut of cheap copies are threatening the young art movement. The original works of Vietnam's best-known artists such as are fetching small fortunes in Hanoi, Hong Kong and Singapore. But for each authentic work, hundreds of reproductions are being churned out by craftsmen who have almost perfected a centuries-old Asian tradition of … [Read more...]

Vietnam museum, artists trade barbs over prices, respect


The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum has said it will seek to rent paintings as it cannot afford to offer Vietnamese painters the sums given by museums overseas. Artists, on the other hand, say money was not the bottom line, but that the museum has not treated them well. While critics blame the museum for not taking good care of the artists, leading to the painting drainage€™, museum director Vi Kien Thanh said they have their own difficulties. Every painter wants to sell as many works at high … [Read more...]

Book: A Vision of VietNam


Category: Contemporary Art Unit Price: US $44.00 Description: This recently published book shows the dazzling and colourful work of five leading Vietnamese artists; Le Quan, Le Thanh Son, Dang Xuan Hoa, Thanh Chuong and Nguyen Dieu Thuy. The book is a visual feast capturing images of modern Vietnam. It takes you from the ancient streets of HaNoi to Hoi An and Danang, to the grace and beauty of young Vietnamese women to nostalgic rural life and even folk art inspired images. Published in 2001 … [Read more...]

Book: Separate Paths – Vietnam Contemporary Fine Art


Category: Contemporary Art Unit Price: US$65.00 Description: An impressive collection of today's top contemporary artists with works by the master Nguyen Tu Nghiem, followed by: Thanh Binh, Thanh Chuong, Le Thiet Cuong, Hong Viet Dung, Dang Xuan Hoa, Bui Huu Hung, Vo Ta Hung, Dao Hai Phong, Quang Dong Phuong, Dinh Quan, Do Son, Le Thanh Son, Le Vuong and Hoang Phuong Vy. Published in 2001 by Dragon Gallery, HaNoi, VN. 155 pages, hard cover, 26 cm x 30 cm. Bilingual – Vietnamese, … [Read more...]