Bui Xuan Phai in his son’s eyes – Part I

The letter in wardrobe In fact, I was almost his adviser and assistant in most of problems that he found it difficult to solve. When talking to each other he used to call me "buddy", and my mother, for she found this way unreasonable, interfered: "Why do you call him buddy? You've made father-and-son talking the way of friends taking". There is a memory with father that I could never forget. At that time, I was just seventeen. My eyes started facing with problems. I needed short-sighted glasses … [Read more...]

Architectural traces unearthed near Ho dynasty citadel


At an exhibition on Thanh Hoa 's cultural heritage (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

Paralyzed Vietnamese veteran creates stunning artwork with mouth


A Vietnamese man, who became disabled after a traffic accident, has opened a new page in his life thanks to his profound passion for painting, which has helped him become a "mouth-painting" artist. Do Minh Tam, who was born in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa in 1973, was in the navy before moving to Ho Chi Minh City where he worked many different jobs to earn a living, newswire Vietnamplus reported. In 2001, Tam was in a traffic accident which not only destroyed his dreams of buying a … [Read more...]

Exhibition examines influence of Dong Son bronze culture

Heavy metal: A collection of bronze drums, a symbol of Dong Son culture that reflects the intelligence and skills of the ancient people.

VietNamNet Bridge - The Viet Nam National Museum of History opened an exhibition yesterday displaying one of the biggest, most intact collections of bronze Dong Son drums to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the culture's discovery. The history museum collaborated with local museums in Ha Noi, Lao Cai, Hung Yen, Thanh Hoa, Yen Bai and Nghe An to organise a special exhibition called Dong Son Culture. It aims to show viewers the beauty, history and culture within the 272 artefacts on display, … [Read more...]

Art exhibition of northern central region opens in Thua Thien-Hue

The 19th art exhibition of the northern central region was opened at a ceremony held at the Hue Cultural Museum in Thua Thien-Hue province on August 20. The exhibition, held by the Vietnam's Fine Arts Association (VFAA) and the Thua Thien-Hue Literature and Arts Association to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day (September 2), attracted 215 artists from the six provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue. Among 291 … [Read more...]

Photos: The painter who wields a brush in his mouth


VietNamNet Bridge - After an accident in 1991 that left Do Minh Tam a quadriplegic, he began painting with a brush in his mouth. He has since sold many paintings, which are priced from hundreds to thousands of US dollars. Tam is now one of Vietnam's most notable artists. His contemporaries not only appreciate his triumph over such a severe disability, but also his sophisticated and creative paintings. … [Read more...]

Senior painter and ‘Heaven, Earth and Man 2’


Artist Pham Huy Hung has fulfilled a long cherished dream of holding his second painting exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts in HCM City, after a successful exhibition at the Viet Art Center in Hanoi. The present exhibition featured 52 lacquer works and oils on canvas. Born in the north central province of Thanh Hoa, he graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 1999. He chose to pursue a style of painting that is inspired by his feelings and views on life. By experimenting with … [Read more...]

Exhibition of leading artists about Hanoi

The Hanoi Opera House by Nguyen The Dung

Famous contemporary painters Le Thiet Cuong and Dao Hai Phong have joined young artists in a painting exhibition about Hanoi at the Trung Nguyen Creative Centre in Hanoi from October 15. … [Read more...]