“Four Masters” of Vietnamese modern art and 34 objects with historical and artistic value have just been recognized as the national treasures. Accordingly, the recognized works include Hai thieu nu va em be (Two girls and a child) by To Ngoc Van, Em Thuy (Little sister Thuy) by Tran Van Can, Ket nap Dang o Dien Bien Phu (Joining the Communist Party at Dien Bien Phu) by Nguyen Sang, and Vuon xuan Trung Nam Bac (Spring Garden in the Central, South and North) by Nguyen Gia Tri.
A double-sided lacquer masterpiece by Nguyen Gia Tri (1908 - 1993), one of the country’s four most eminent artists, which is being showcased at an ongoing exhibit in Hanoi, has just been proposed as a national treasure. A double-sided lacquer masterpiece by Nguyen Gia Tri (1908 - 1993), one of the country’s four most eminent artists, which is being showcased at an ongoing exhibit in Hanoi, has just been proposed as a national treasure. The lacquer painting, which has the layout of a “binh phong” (a traditionally-styled, Fengshui-friendly partition), boasts two masterpieces titled “Phong canh” (Landscape) and “Thieu nu trong…... [Read more]
VietNamNet Bridge - That's the lacquer paintings in the form of a screen, with two paintings on two sides: “Landscape” in the front and “Maidens in the garden” in the back side, by well-known painter Nguyen Gia Tri. “Maidens in the garden” by Nguyen Gia Tri. Mr. Do Quoc Vietnam, deputy director of the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts, said the museum is complete the procedures to ask for the recognition of national treasure for the paintings. The precious lacquer paintings are on display at the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts together with many other works in the exhibition of…... [Read more]
HA NOI (VNS) — The Prime Minister recently recognised 37 new national treasures, including works from the Dong Son and Oc Eo cultures. The Dong Son was a prehistoric Bronze Age culture centred in the Red River Basin in the north. Its influence can also be seen in other parts of Southeast Asia, including the Indo-Malayan Archipelago, from about 1,000 BC to 1 BC. Six ancient items that date back to the Dong Son Civilisation (2,000-2,500 years ago) include a bronze drum in the Hung King Temple in the northern province of Phu Tho and the Viet Khe boat-shaped grave…... [Read more]
(Cinet)- The Prime Minister recently decided to recognize 37 more artifacts as national treasures (phase 2), according to Report No. 315/TTr-BVHTTDL dated December 24 of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. “Two young ladies and a child" by To Ngoc Van. Some of the 37 new national treasures are as follows: 1. The Hung Temple bronze drum, which is typical of Dong Son culture (700 BC - 100). The drum is being kept at Hung Temple Historical Relic in Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province. 2. Cam Giang I bronze drum (It belongs to Dong Son culture and being preserved…... [Read more]
VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City authorities have asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to recognize 46 items as national treasures, including an ancient seal, several banknote zincographs, Roman coins, king clothing... These objects are being preserved by several agencies in the city. Of these, 12 objects are kept by the HCM City Museum, including the seal of Military Governor Le Van Duyet, which was cast in 1802 and 11 banknote zincographs of Vietnam from 1946 to 1952. The bronze seal of Military Governor Le Van Duyet weighs 1.82 kg, 7.2 cm high, carved with four Chinese scripts meaning…... [Read more]