Monthly Archives: September 2018

Beauty & Meaning of Lotus in Vietnamese Art

Beauty and Meaning of Lotus in Vietnamese Art

Lotus in Vietnamese architectural decoration In terms of architecture, a building must meet three requirements: the functional requirement, the technical requirement and the artistic requirement. These three elements are always closely related. A design work that has all three elements is considered successful. The lotus image has become one of the icons in the design […]

The Traditional Materials in Vietnamese Painting

The Traditional Materials in Vietnamese Painting

The French have had long-term and systematic research about Vietnamese people and culture since long time ago. They discovered the virtue of industriousness of Vietnamese through sophisticated handicraft products. In addition, they also focused on training Vietnamese artists towards using indigenous materials and folk-influenced shaping method. Vietnam wood carvings painting Before the appearance of Indochina […]

To Ngoc Van’s Conception About Art

To Ngoc Van – Life & Careers From the first exhibition of To Ngoc Van in Sai Gon (17/12/1930) to the day when he passed away in Dien Bien Phu campaign (17/06/1954), his artistic life lasted for 24 years with 2 phases of composition 1930-1945 (before the August Revolution) and 1945-1954 (the war against France). […]

The Process Of Making Lacquer Of Vietnam Fine Art

The Process Of Making Lacquer Of Vietnam Fine Art

The material used in Vietnamese Lacquer Paintings The board The artists buy the boards ready-made from suppliers. They come in a variety of sizes. The core of the board is made from plywood. One layer of lacquer is applied to the plywood which is left to dry. Next, the thin cotton cloth soaked in clay […]

Sketching – The Art of The Moment

What is Sketching

With quick drawing style and typical simplicity, sketch paintings still have a very special appeal thanks to the spirit that is remembered and expressed by the talent of the artist. Hidden behind these sketches is also the special vibration of the artist. All the sadness, regret or life experiences are conveyed by the artists through […]