(Cinet)- A ceremony to celebrate the 100th birthday of renowned painter Tran Van Can (August 13, 1910 - August 13, 2010 ) was held in Hanoi on August 3 by the Vietnam Fine Arts Association. The event had the participation of Politburo Member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Head of the Central Commission for Propaganda; Deputy Minister of MCST Le Tien Tho; the painter’s relatives. Speaking at the ceremony, Politburo member To Huy Rua highly appraised the great contributions to the development of the country’s fine arts made by Tran Van Can. Born in Hai Phong city, Tran Van Can graduated from the Indochina College of Fine Arts and worked for the Vietnam Fine Arts Association as a lecturer from 1946-1947. He held important positions in fine arts training, including the Principal of the Vietnam College of Fine Arts, General Secretary of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association and Vice President of the National Committee for the Vietnam Union of Literature and Arts … [Read more...] about Vietnam Fine Arts Association: Celebrating the 100th birthday of painter Tran Van Can
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An exhibition of Vietnamese painting and sculpture opened at the Hanoi Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi on August 18 to welcome the 8th World Congress of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA), currently taking place in Hanoi. The exhibition, which also coincides with the WFUCA’s 30th anniversary, displays the works of nearly 120 Vietnamese artists from all over the country and abroad, ranging in age from 20 to 90. Some of the artists are exhibiting their work for the first time.The overall theme of exhibition is the land and people of Vietnam, which the artists have expressed exuberantly in a wide variety of media representing Vietnamese art during the doi moi (renewal) process over the past few decades.The most striking pieces in the exhibition are the five buffalo sculptures by well known artist Le Dinh Nguyen, particularly the creaking, rotating, rope-wrapped barrel buffalo which is the first thing visitors notice as they enter the room. Nguyen … [Read more...] about Fine Art welcomes UNESCO World Federations
Vietnamese artistic talent needs to make itself better known locally. As local massive wealth presents itself in personal possessions - giant houses, giant cars, giant TVs - now is a prime opportunity for Vietnamese wealth to embed itself with the arts. Patronage of the arts is a unique form of status in the Western world and can prove a solid return on investment if you know what’s hot and what’s not in the creative world. Instead of investing in rhino horn, ivory tusks, and weird tree stumps carved into something even weirder, why not sponsor the latest talent? Becoming a household name for backing a gifted artist, photographer, writer or videographer is much more worthwhile than contributing to the extinction of endangered plants and animals. Copying the works of the West is slowly morphing into a home-grown innovative movement of young talent busy exploring their personal expressive outlets and manifesting their points-of-view on life through art; both from the … [Read more...] about Patronage of the arts in Vietnam
An exploration of HCMC Fine Arts Museum Ann Wheaton By Ann Wheaton in HCMC For those culture vultures interested in exploring Vietnam through its art there is no better place to start than the HCMC Museum of Fine Art, the major art museum in the city. Housed in a grand colonial era mansion built by a very wealthy Chinese trading family it is a fabulous mix of French and Chinese architecture. Unfortunately there is no written information available to the public at the museum but unearthing information about the architecture and its contents will give the visitor a more enhanced view of both the building and the art works on display. Research on the historical background of the mansion gave it some substance. It was built by Mr Hui Bon Hoa, who was the richest businessman in Saigon in the early 20th century. It is an impressive building with many distinctive features which are apparent as soon as the visitor enters through the large entry doors enhanced by mirrored windows and with … [Read more...] about An exploration of HCMC Fine Arts Museum
In the framework of the 4th Conference of ANMA,Vietnam National Museum of History (VNMH) has organized for delegations attending ANMA 4 visit some historical sites and traditional trade villages of Vietnam in Hanoi . The deligations were divided into 2 groups according to two programs. Program 1: visiting Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam historical site and Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Program 2: visiting Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and trade village of Bat Trang pottery. In program 1: In the morning, Ph.D Vu Manh Ha - the Deputy Director of VNMH took the delegation to historical sites of Hanoi : Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam and Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts. The staff at monuments Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam enthusiastic guided and introduced the history of construction; steles of Ph.D,The shrine at Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam ... Some pictures of delegations visiting in program 1, Ph.Vu Manh Ha was head of delegation.Ph.Vu Manh Ha , along with … [Read more...] about ANMA Diary four dates October 9, 2013, the delegation attending ANMA 4 visited in historic relic and traditional trade village of Vietnam.