Art Exhibition “9X”

Art-Exhibition-9X

Open: 20th March, 2016
Finish: 24th March, 2016
Location: Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition

Art Exhibition “9X” is held by Young Artists Club – Vietnam Fine Arts Association with the theme “Bright – Fresh- Enthusiastic”. It is an occasion marked the launch of a new generation of young artists.
The exhibition is a new beginning of a new generation of young artists in the generation of “9X” with full of youth, ambition and dedication as the criteria theme “Bright – Fresh- Enthusiastic”. Exhibition with the participation of 11 new factors of the Young Artist Club: Nguyen Tuan Dung, Truong Van Ngoc, Nguyen Dinh Son, Nguyen Van Phuong, Pham Xuan Quynh, Nguyen Van Huy, Chu Van Son, Tran Van Thuoc, Nguyen Van Dieu, Nguyen Van Diep … will bring to an interesting event and award shows, such as new wind blowing in artistic life.
Join in the chain exhibition “9X”, there is a solo exhibition named “You” by Nguyen Tuan Dung- an young artists. According to organizers, the exhibition will open at 17 pm from Day 20/3 – 24/3/2016. At the end of the exhibition, a seminars will be held at 9 a.m on 24th March at the Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition at 16 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi.

“ Handshake” Art Exhibition

Handshake-Art-Exhibition

Open: 4th– 12th, March 2016

Location: Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

Art Exhibition “Handshake” collects more than 80 works by 16 artists, including 6 Russian artists.

On 3rd March, the opening event of the 5th Art Exhibition Vietnam – Russia Handshake is held in Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum. This year, the organizers send invitation to artists from the South Central Provinces, Central Highlands, Ho Chi Minh City and Russian artists in the city of Magadan, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok.

This is an annual exchange activity between the two countries’ artists, initiated by Prof. Dr. Olga Zotova – Faculty of Journalism and Publishing, Far Eastern Federal University in Russia and Bui Van Quang – the manager of Vietnam Fine arts Association in Khanh Hoa.

According to Bui Van Quang, this is the exhibition with the largest number of participants. Mr Quang said that the subjects of Russian artists in this exhibition are mainly landscapes, realism. The participants are very famous.

The painters exchange the art and culture of the two countries in the outdoor painting sessions at the fishing village, the small islands of Nha Trang and Vladivostok. They are introduced traditional food, music programs and some rural traditions locally.

 

 

Vietnamese Lacquer Painting

Vietnamese Lacquer Painting

Lacquered items have been found in ancient tombs in Vietnam dating as far back as the third and fourth centuries B.C. Over the centuries, Vietnamese master craftsmen and artists have mastered techniques using lacquer for purpose of decoration and preservation. Lacquer paintings now can compete successfully with silk and oil paintings and have the unique character of this style of painting.
Artistic Characteristics:
Lacquer traditionally comes in three colors – brown, black and vermilion. By the 1930s, artists started to use a new technique known as chiseling which gives a richer mix of colors and an added sense of size and distance..
The painting is done on wood. It is covered with a piece of cloth glued to it using the sap of the lacquer tree and then coated with a layer of the sap mixed with earth. The board is then sand papered and recoated with a layer of hot sap. After polishing, this gives a smooth black surface with a brilliant luster.
The painter uses hot lacquer to draw the outline of a picture and the colors are applied one by one, layer upon layer. Each coat dries slowly.
The finishing touches consist of polishing and washing the pictures. This process may seem like brutal treatment for a work of art, but it is done with great care. This process leaves a brilliant surface on a painting.