Vietnamese Modern Paintings – The Pioneers

Born in 1910 in Kien An Town, Hai Phong City, and died in 1994 in Hanoi.

By Quang Phong, Quang Viet and H.C. Vietnamismoving forward. The Vietnamese are not only looking ahead to their future, however, but also making an effort to sort out their past. Recently they have come to terms with the origin of their modern art. For many years, this has been a sensitive topic as Vietnamese modern art began as a joint product of French liberalism and Vietnamese traditionalism during a period of brutal French colonialism and strong Vietnamese patriotism. Before doi moi … [Read more...]

A brief history of Art in Vietnam

Beautiful art had been produced in Vietnam for centuries. It was created in sculptures of many media, woodblocks, ceramics, lacquer works, embroidered art, silk paintings, ink on rice paper, etc. It was stamped, inside and out, on every pagoda, temple and palace from one end of the country to the other. It was distinctly oriental based upon the art forms of the Chinese and Japanese, local in nature, but not uniquely Vietnamese, and not universally known. That changed in 1925 during the period … [Read more...]