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Three Vietnamese paintings by late Vietnamese painters will be auctioned at the Christie’s upcoming 20th and 21st Century Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong (China) on May 24.

Lacquer the star of modern artistic creations

Few may be able to recognise that the works of artist Trinh Tuan are son mai (lacquer), because they appear very modern and don’t look how most people believe lacquer paintings should look.

Pleasure found from the act of creation

Nguyen Son is a talented architect, without doubt. But painting is his real passion, and represents something close to salvation.

Artworks to be displayed in Ninh Binh

An exhibition featuring artworks that resulted from a creativity camp will begin at Tam Coc Centre in Hoa Lu District in the northern province of Ninh Bình today.


Exhibition gathers young Vietnamese artists nationwide

Over 50 artworks by 29 young Vietnamese artists are on display at an exhibition that is being held at 16 Ngo Quyen Exhibition House.

Poster contest honouring the August Revolution calls for entries

A poster contest to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19, 1945 - August 19, 2020) and National Day (September 2, 1945 - September 2, 2020) is now open for entries

Bac Ninh completes dossier on Dong Ho folk painting genre

The northern province of Bac Ninh has completed a dossier seeking UNESCO’s inclusion of the making of Dong Ho folk paintings in the list of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding.

Hue Festival - a chance to explore new Hue: organisers

Hue Festival 2020 will be another chance for tourists to explore Hue – a city full of attractions, said city leaders, who will host the international festival between April 1 and 6 next year.

Asian artists showcased at event

More than 80 works by 19 artists from 13 countries and territories in Asia are on display at an exhibition in Hanoi.

Le Pho masterpiece fetches record price at Christie’s Hong Kong painting auction

An oil-on-canvas painting featuring a nude woman by master painter Lê Phổ (1907-2001) was sold at nearly US$ 1.4 million (HK$10,925,000) at an auction sale at Christie’s Hong Kong on May 26.

Painting by VN fashion designer sold for $100,000 by Sotheby’s

 VietNamNet Bridge – An oil-on-canvas painting by HCM City–based designer Tia-Thuy Nguyen has sold for US$100,000 in an online auction by Sotheby’s.

Painting by late artist fetches $11,000 at charity auction

 VietNamNet Bridge – A painting featuring a horse by noted poet Bui Giang (1926-1998) has been sold for US$11,000 at auction to raise funds for the Live to Love Vietnam charity.

Somsak Chaituch, an expert with colourful lines

 VietNamNet Bridge – Organising his first exhibition in Vietnam in October, Somsak Chaituch from the Netherlands chose to debut his painting October to mark the event.

Famed movie star, 76, shows paintings at new exhibition

 VietNamNet Bridge – People’s Artist and movie star Tra Giang’s impressions of nature will be shown at a solo exhibition to celebrate Lunar New Year at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum next week.  

Realist artists depict Hanoi life

A painting by artist Pham Binh Chuong depicting a corner of Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the gentle light of the morning is among the realist paintings now displayed in Hanoi at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum.

Paintings of renowned artists to be auctioned

 VietNamNet Bridge – Paintings of renowned Vietnamese artists are being displayed at Chon Auction House and will be put up for auction this Sunday.

Unique fabric paintings by Thanh Thuc

After 30 years of creating fabric paintings, Thanh Thuc recently held her first private  exhibition - “Spring Rhythm”. The exhibition has brought about a lot of surprises to the fine arts circle as it features a very unique painting style.

The Hong Kong Connection

Even though Vietnam has developed a market for contemporary art, domestic galleries continue to invest in expensive Hong Kong exhibition space to show Vietnamese artworks. Cristina Nualart asks why this is happening and if it’s a good thing.  

Vietnamese artists among top five at Asian Fashion Awards

Vietnamese supermodel Lan Khue and make-up artist Thong Bao were listed among the top five in their category at the Asian Fashion Awards 2013.

Nguyen Gia Tri's paintings proposed to be national treasure

 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.