Artists auction paintings for charity (30-05-2006) HA NOI — The charity art auction From Darkness to Light organised by Standard Chartered Bank raised US$30,000 for the local visually impaired community in Viet Nam last week. Artist Le Thanh Son made a record sale when his oil on canvas painting Mua Hoa Do (Season of Red Flower), sized 110 by 130cm, sold for $6,400 to one of 100 distinguished guests, who bought 20 paintings by Son and other contemporary Vietnamese artists whose works were commissioned by the bank. The paintings highlight the distinctive styles of the individual artists as they depict typical Vietnamese people, sights and scenery on both oil on canvas and traditional Vietnamese lacquer. Some artists have further helped the cause by donating part of their commission to the Seeing Is Believing fund, which is the bank's global community initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness and achieve 1 million sight restorations worldwide. The auction surpassed the targeted … [Read more...] about Artists auction paintings for charity
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Japanese artist donates painting (21-06-2007) Lizard logic: A lacquer painting entitled Urania was donated by Japanese artist Ando Saeko to the Viet Nam Museum of Fine Arts. — VNS Photo Japanese lacquer artist Ando Saeko donated her biggest artwork to the Viet Nam Museum of Fine Arts yesterday. The painting, the biggest work she has produced in Viet Nam, is titled Urania and is 1.8m long and 1.3m high. It was exhibited in Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo in Japan last year and drew appreciative crowds. The scene seems to depict a time before human beings appeared on the earth. Or perhaps it could be about a time when humans have vanished from the earth. One might think that reptiles are primitive animals far less evolved than us. But according to Saeko, such simple creatures possess a wisdom often lacking in human beings. She says they will only take what they actually need, and they don't deceive or fool each other, nor do they kill each other like human beings. Their minds … [Read more...] about Japanese artist donates painting
A book entitled "Vision of War and Peace" featuring paintings of the wartime and peacetime by painter Huynh Phuong Dong was released this month in the U.S and Viet Nam. Published in Viet Nam by the Sai Gon Culture Publishing Company, 2,000 copies of the 175-page volume, measuring 33.6 x 23.4 cm, were printed. The book includes 109 select paintings from the collection of over 17,000 sketches, silk, gouache, and oil paintings, as well as wood, plaster, and bronze sculptures of the former soldier and artist. Most of his works feature forests, the faces of soldiers and guerrillas, battles, and the hardships of a soldier's life during the wars in Viet Nam between 1945 and 1975. "It is the first book sponsored by American NGO Indochina Arts Partnership to publish in English in the US," said Mr. David Thomas, director of the Indochina Arts Partnership. Mr. Dong's paintings proclaim him an artist who devoted his whole life to capturing these historic events in order to preserve them … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Artist Releases Painting Book in the U.S
Vietnamese women artists exhibit paintings in U.S. Photo exhibition in Binh Dinh and Hanoi Ten female Vietnamese artists will join a painting exhibition titled “Her presence in colors IX” at Portland University, Oregon. U.S.A. from August 1-31, Tuoi Tre reported. The exhibition at the university’s Littman Gallery organized by International Women Artists Council (INWAC) will be themed “Self portrait – Reflection of self”. The artists are Cao Thi Duoc, Dang Thi Duong, Nguyen Thuy Huong, Le Thi Kim, Cong Tan Ton Nu Ai Lan, Tran Thuy Linh, Nguyen Thi Tam, Huynh Phuong Thi Dai Trang, Ly Chanh Van and Nguyen Thi Quang Vinh. *The Temple of Literature in Hanoi will exhibit one hundred photos capturing the beauty of Vietnamese women by photographer Van Tho on August 6, Vietnam News Agency reported. “Beauty of Vietnamese women” held by the Vietnam Photographers’ Association and the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), is part of activities to … [Read more...] about Vietnamese women artists exhibit paintings in U.S.
Known for his photo collections named “Portraits of Politicians” and “Vietnam Viewed from the Air”, photographer Gian Thanh Son is going to introduce a special photo-painting album.The two photo albums “Portraits of Politicians” and “Vietnam Viewed from the Air” have helped Gian Thanh Son enter the Vietnam Record Book, though he didn’t start off intending to set records. The reputed photographer has announced he will release a photo-painting collection, which is both familiar and strange.Son’s old apartment is full of documents and photos that he has produced or collected for three decades. Looking at his new photo-painting collection, one would think that he or she is beholding real paintings.Each photo-painting work has its own lay-out and colours. All of them look vaporous, requiring viewers to imagine. An old pagoda, a spacious grassland, the portrait of an AO child victim, and dancers, everything is clear but very … [Read more...] about The artist who draws with photos