Water colour display at Fine Arts Museum

Images from the past: One of the sketches by Tran Van Can on display at an exhibition at the Viet Nam Fire Arts Museum in Ha Noi to mark his 105th birthday.

A hundred and five years ago, the famous artist Tran Van Can was born.His work is now on display at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum.The pictures on show were painted using water colour.One of his pictures is of his wife holding a baby.His wife is still alive and was pleased to see the display. HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum is showing a collection of watercolour sketches to mark the 105th birth anniversary of master artist Tran Van Can (1910-2015). The exhibition features 80 … [Read more...]

Exhibition marks Tran Van Can anniversary

Images from the past: Two sketches by Tran Van Can on display at an exhibition at the Viet Nam Fire Arts Museum in Ha Noi to mark his 105th birthday.

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum is showing a collection of watercolour sketches to mark the 105th birth anniversary of master artist Tran Van Can (1910-2015). The exhibition features 80 watercolour sketches selected from the museum's own collection. These include Tran Van Can's paintings on four themes — portraits, landscapes, productive labour, and national defence – which he did during his trips to various parts of Viet Nam between 1955 and 1979. "I'm very moved … [Read more...]

Art collectors, past and present

A painting by Vu Cao Dam, a big name in Vietnam’s painting circle, in a foreign collection.

The global economic crisis has depressed the Vietnamese painting market. Fewer collectors, especially knowledgable collectors, are buying these days. The late connoisseur Duc Minh (also called Bui Dinh Than) is still well-remembered. As a rich businessman, Duc Minh enriched Vietnam’s art world by nurturing talented artists at a time that painters lacked basic facilities to work. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese silk painting

French painter Victor Tardieu (1870 - 1937) opened the Indochina Art College in Hanoi in 1925 after recognizing Vietnamese's fine arts ability during his period of living in Vietnam. Tardieu was completely successful with his first class, which created a famous generation of Vietnamese artists, including: Nguyen Phan Chanh, Cong Van Trung , Le Pho , Mai Trung Thu , Le Van De , Tran Van Can, Nguyen Tien Chung and Le Thi Luu . In 1931, these students made a strong impression on 64 … [Read more...]

Book : Artist Ngo Minh Cau

Category: Artists, Individual  Unit Price: US$30.00

Description: Born in 1927, this is the life long works of Ngo Minh Cau who grew up during the wars and was a student of To Ngoc Van. His subjects include; daily life of ethnic minorities in the North, women portraits and nudes, in oil, lacquer and water colours. Published in 2005 by The Fine Arts Publishing House, Vietnam. 96 pages, hard cover, 27m x 27 cm. Bilingual – Vietnamese, English. Source: Vietnam Art Books … [Read more...]

Event: Exhibition “A Trip” by Tran Trong Tri

You are invited to the first solo exhibition titled “ A Trip ” by Tran Trong Tri . The exhibition features his sculptural works in experimental forms and techniques. The experience in art has contributed to his self-discovery journey. Opening: Mon 23 Mar 2015 , 5 pm Art talk: Wed 25 Mar 2015 , 2 pm Exhibition: 23 Mar – 29 Mar 2015 Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St . Hanoi The artist stated: “The thing that I consider, the figure that I dedicate … [Read more...]

Dao Hai Phong’s paintings on display in Thailand

Artist Dao Hai Phong.

VietNamNet Bridge - The art exhibition "Gems of Hanoi - a Dao Hai Phong Retrospective" with oil paintings by well-known painter Dao Hai Phong will be held at Thavibu Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand from January 17 to February 15. Regarded as one of Vietnam's most successful painters that emerged after Doi Moi (Renovation), Phong, 45, has exhibited extensively since 1992 in Vietnam as well as abroad. … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Passage to the East”

We hereby cordially presents a piece of solo exhibition of painter Nguyễn Thụ named "Passage to the East". From over 400 sketches, studies and silk paintings by artist Nguyen Thu in the collection of Tira Vanictheeranont, we have built into the book "Nguyen Thu - Passage to the East" throughout 2014. Today we selected some works from the collection to showcase in this exhibition. Opening: Mon 22 Dec 2014, 6 pm Exhibition: 22 - 27 Dec 2014 Vietnam University of Fine Arts 42 Yết Kiêu, Hà Nội … [Read more...]

Vietnam art lags behind other Asian countries at int’l auctions

Though Vietnamese galleries and artists have stepped up efforts to penetrate international art markets in recent years, the country's art still fetches considerably lower prices when compared to other Southeast Asian works. In recent years, more Vietnamese galleries have joined famed art markets held in other Asian countries, for both higher revenues and opportunities to promote the country's art to the world. Such markets as the Singapore Art Fair, Art Expo Malaysia, Art Basel Hong Kong, and … [Read more...]

Famous paintings recognized as national treasure

“Four Masters” of Vietnamese modern art and 34 objects with historical and artistic value have just been recognized as the national treasures. Accordingly, the recognized works include Hai thieu nu va em be (Two girls and a child) by To Ngoc Van, Em Thuy (Little sister Thuy) by Tran Van Can, Ket nap Dang o Dien Bien Phu(Joining the Communist Party at Dien Bien Phu) by Nguyen Sang, and Vuon xuan Trung Nam Bac (Spring Garden in the Central, South and North) by Nguyen Gia Tri.  By Mai An – … [Read more...]