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...]

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...]

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...]

‘Important’ Vietnam painting collection displayed in Thailand gallery

VietNamNet Bridge – About 60 valuable and important contemporary paintings by Vietnamese artists are being displayed for the first time in Bangkok.   The paintings, on display at the 333 Gallery, are part of a collection belonging to Thai artist Tira Vanichtheeranont. The works introduced are by famous artists who laid the foundation for contemporary art in Viet Nam, To Ngoc Van, Tran Van Can, Nguyen Sang, Bui Xuan Phai, Ta Thuc Binh, Nguyen Gia Tri, and … [Read more...]

1945-1975

Prior to 1945 little difference in style existed between the modern art of northern and southern Việt Nam. However, after that watershed in history a marked divergence occurred. During the fight for Vietnamese independence the art community of the north played a crucial role in depicting the people's struggle for a new life; during the 1940s and 1950s both established and up-coming artists devoted their talents to the revolutionary cause, many enduring conditions of unimaginable hardship to … [Read more...]

Before 1945

The earliest Vietnamese artist to achieve recognition for his work in the medium of oil and watercolour painting was Lê Văn Miến (1873 -1943), a native of Huế who studied classical academic painting at theÉcole des beaux arts in Paris in the early 1890s. However, at the turn of the century western concepts of space and light in art were still alien to Việt Nam and the 'realism' of his work would undoubtedly have raised eyebrows in Vietnamese artistic circles. Contemporary French art was … [Read more...]

Artist Tran Van Can

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An exhibition show-casing unpublished artworks by one of the most beloved sons of Vietnamese fine arts, Tran Van Can, opened on Wednesday at the Museum of Fine Arts. The exposition, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the death of the renowned veteran painter, introduces more than 100 of his pieces presented in various materials including lacquer, oil, silk, wood carving and sketching. Organizers from the museum promise the majority of the artworks on display have never been seen by the … [Read more...]

Oil Painting

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From "Vietnam Contemporary Art", 1996 By The Hanoi Fine Arts Publisher After the restoration of peace, Tran Van Can produced a canvas Retying the rope of the irrigation scoop, which was a creation of high professional level he had long mastered. Duong Bich Lien looked at things in a global way, he brought landscapes and scenes to the level of symbols. In his canvas Harvest, the author has simplified to the utmost the scene of harvest: only golden waves succeeding one another to the … [Read more...]