‘Innocently’ painting pottery works wonders

Creations: Painter Nguyen Lan Huong looks at some of her works at an exhibition organised at the Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, Ha Noi. The exhibition will run until the end of March.

VietNamNet Bridge - Though painter Nguyen Lan Huong had already achieved fame for her oil and acrylic paintings, she wanted to try her hand at creating painting on pottery. "When I experimented with painting on pottery and enamelled tiles, I invested my soul, which is as innocent as a child's," Huong said. … [Read more...]

Applied art show opens in Ha Noi

Visitors contemplate an artwork displayed at the national applied arts exhibition, which showcases about 200 art pieces made from everyday objects by Vietnamese artists. - VNA/VNS Photo Minh Duc HA NOI (VNS) - The Museum of Fine Arts is displaying art pieces made from everyday objects across the nation at an exhibition in Ha Noi. Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism every five years, the show is in its third incarnation. It runs until December 3 at the museum, 66 Nguyen Thai … [Read more...]

Artist restores traditional values through paper

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Village teacher sculpts stories of the sea

Rough-hewn: Ngay nhap ngu (Day to Join the Army), one of the sculptor's wooden pieces.

VietNamNet Bridge - Sculptor Ku Kao Khai creates pieces that offer a glimpse into the lives of Viet Nam's hardworking fishermen. A village teacher has stunned the nation by winning three of the top prizes in a competition against hundreds of sculptors from all over Viet Nam. … [Read more...]

A master sculptor reaches for the stars

Heroines: Quy 's painting of young female volunteers.

VietNamNet Bridge - Le Dinh Quy has been awarded a certificate in sculpture by Vietnam Records for having the most statues on revolutionaries and wars in Viet Nam. In addition, he is known in the country for his research on astronomy, solar system and planets. He has just published his own book titled Mat Ma Vu Tru (Cosmic Cryptography), printed by the People's Police Publishing House. … [Read more...]

Young artist introduces kids to modern art

VietNamNet Bridge - Nguyen Thuy Trang studied arts and media at L'E'cole superieure des Beaux-Arts d'Angers, from where she graduated in 2012. She received an award from the Viet Nam Fine Arts Association in 2010 and took part in the International Mini Textile Exhibition in France in 2012. She talks with Lan Dung about her recent exhibition in Ha Noi. Venetian-inspired masks, photographs and visual art showcased at Carnevale di Venezia (The Carnival of Venice) exhibition from June 13 to 15 … [Read more...]

Illustrated book depicts painter’s oeuvre

Sketchy: Painter Nguyen Cao Thuong finished this watercolour depicting Ho Chi Minh's 1945 address to the General Assembly of the People's Congress (1971) after 25 sketches.

VietNamNet Bridge - A book featuring the entire collection of Nguyen Cao Thuong has hit bookshelves in an effort by a Thai collector, Tira Vanichtheeranon, to showcase important works by Vietnamese well-known artists. The book presenting 270 sketches and paintings was printed by Vietnam News Agency's Publishing House. Over the past years the Thai collector also published books on works of famous painters To Ngoc Van and Ton Duc Luong, as well as the book entitled Important and Invaluable Art … [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...]

Pioneering female artist dies at age 93

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Nguyen Thi Kim, a pioneer female artist of Viet Nam, died on Thursday at 93 years old. Born in Ha Noi, Kim was the first female sculptor to make a statue of President Ho Chi Minh in 1946. That work along with four others, including Happiness (1950); Portrait of a Niece (1958); Female Soldier (1962) and Eleven Girls Protect Hue City (1968) earned her the Ho Chi Minh Prize, the highest prize of the State, in 2000. Sculptor Kim also won national fine arts prizes in 1958 and 1995 and others … [Read more...]