VietNamNet Bridge – About 60 valuable and important contemporary paintings by Vietnamese artists are being displayed for the first time in Bangkok. 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 others. These were exhibited in Ha Noi last December, but the owner wanted to let "Thai people to see the set. It is a chance for them to see these important paintings without going to Viet Nam. We are bringing the Fine Arts Museum of Viet Nam to Bangkok". The Thai artist has about 2,000 Vietnamese paintings in his collection, most notably the illustrations of Truyen Kieu (The Tales of Kieu), with 13 color wood carvings made by as many artists from the Indochina Fine Arts College founded in 1942. The exhibition will remain open until September 30. The 333 gallery is located at 16 Surasak Road, Silom, Bangkok. Source: VNS … [Read more...] about ‘Important’ VN painting collection displayed in Thailand gallery
An exhibition featuring a collection of antique lamps, considered Vietnam’s largest and most diverse so far, was recently held at the Dien Ban district museum during the 2013 Quang Nam Festival, which concludes tomorrow, June 26. An exhibition featuring a collection of antique lamps, considered Vietnam’s largest and most diverse so far, was recently held at the Dien Ban district museum during the 2013 Quang Nam Festival, which concludes tomorrow, June 26. The unique collection was first exhibited on June 17 on the inauguration of the museum after restoration. The almost 500-item collection comes in a wide variety of materials, including glass, terra cotta and pottery, shapes, colors, patterns, decoration styles, ages and purposes. Some of the unique items include the Renaissance colored glass lamps, with its base dexterously decorated with brass statuettes of Greek gods along with an intricate flower-patterned glass lampshade. Some, shaped as owls, elephants and … [Read more...] about Behind Vietnam’s largest antique lamp collection
Some brocade designs of Designer Minh Hanh: Designer Minh Hanh said: "The biggest difficulty in designing these outfits is how to combine harmoniously the ideas of the designer with the thousand-year old architectural works of Italy. It is not a copy and it must show the cultural exchanges between Vietnamese and Italian fashion industries." For this reason, at the fashion show entitled "Italian Architectural Style" held at the Sofitel Metropole in Hanoi, her collection fascinated both domestic and foreign audiences. Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Lorenzo Angeloni said: "I really like the brocade designs by Minh Hanh. Hopefully, the brocade material will help Vietnam's fashion sector affirm its position in the world fashion in the near future." Story: Ngan Ha - Photo: Cong Dat … [Read more...] about Brocade Fashion Collection
Chinese businessmen are flocking to Vietnam to collect seafood materials right at the Vietnamese ports as if they are on the home market. Vietnamese fishermen are happy because they can sell seafood at good prices to Chinese businessmen. But no one can say for sure what will happen in the future. At Vinh Luong fishing port, a small port of Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa province, though the sea is choppy these days, there are still some 30 fishing boats coming in and out every day. When Saigon tiep thi's reporters came, they could see crowds on the quay, where some 10 Chinese merchants, who checked the product samples and negotiated about the prices with Vietnamese fishermen. Lin Suo Qiang, 40, a Chinese merchant, thoroughly considered every basket of fish and talked to Vietnamese women in Vietnamese. He said that he has been doing business in Vietnam for the last several years. "Vietnamese seafood products are diversified. The quality is not the most important thing. The … [Read more...] about Chinese rush to collect Vietnam’s seafood, and what’s next?
Mot Thoi va Mai Mai (Once and Forever) will feature 56 paintings belonging to eight collectors of the Pham Luc Art Club which was set up in 2004 to support the 70-year-old artist's career. Ngo Quang Tuan, an engineer from Ha Noi and head of the club, said works painted since 1966 had been chosen for the exhibition to provide an overview of Luc's career to HCM City enthusiasts. Luc used strong lines and colours and simple and honest descriptions to depict the beauty of the country and its people, he said. He used a range of materials like silk, oil on canvas, lacquer, and wood for his works, Tuan added. The highlights of the exhibition would be Ha Noi Lut 76 (Floods in Ha Noi in 1976), Co Gai Ban Hoa (Flowers Selling Girl), and portraits of himself. Another work to be displayed, Lop Hoc Duoi Ham (Class in an Underground Hideout) painted in 1966 and showing a teacher and her students in an underground hideout, was unusual for the material used – oil on sackcloth. Dang Hung Long, … [Read more...] about Art club displays collection