Quite the collection: Since 2000, Ánh has made thousands of butterfly paintings and has sold them to local and international tourists. VNS Photo Hoàng Nguyên Viet Nam News by Hoàng Nguyên “Butterflies have very short life spans. I wanted to find a way to keep their colours forever,” said artist Vũ Thị Nguyệt Ánh, who owns a painting workshop in Bảo Lộc City in Lâm Đồng Province. Ánh has been making butterfly paintings since 2000 and has sold thousands of her works at her small exhibition space, where local and foreign tourists often stop on their way to Đà Lạt, a popular tourist destination. “It all started with my love for butterflies as a little girl,” she said. Born and raised in B’Lao, the former name of Bảo Lộc, which is well-known for mulberry growing and silkworm breeding, Ánh has been intimately familiar with butterflies her … [Read more...] about Artist makes lasting works of wispy wings
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One Pillar Pagoda in Hà Nội.Viet Nam News Etcetera Nguyễn is a journalist and a painter who returned home to Việt Nam after many years away. He wandered around Hà Nội and enjoyed seeing old buildings, including his old home. Now, he has started painting sketches of scenes around the capital city. By Trần Hoàng Nam For painter Etcetera Nguyễn, Hà Nội is like a lively painting that brings endless inspiration to artists. Nguyễn, born Nguyễn Quang Trường, left Việt Nam in 1988. Now he has returned from the US and plans to spend the rest of his life in his homeland. He loves wandering and painting all around Hà Nội. Recently, the Kim Đồng Publishing House selected his sketches of Long Biên Bridge, Ô Quan Chưởng Gate, Đồng Xuân Market and the Old Quarter as illustrations for the book Hà Nội Rong … [Read more...] about Artist returns to paint capital city scenes
But I’m not sure if I should be happy or sad because the title Vietnam is hunting for is that of an intangible heritage in need of urgent safeguarding. Some are joking that since Vietnam is unable to conserve the art, it must now seek international help. But whether or not Dong Ho prints and paintings can be saved like Phu Tho province’s xoan singing remains to be seen. Unlike physical heritage sites such as temples and shrines, items of intangible heritage are more inextricably linked to daily life. They exist through the activity of a certain community, either orally or through the passing of craftsmanship or some kind of knowledge. The community is the custodian of heritage. Quan ho, for instance, exists through the activities of the singers and local residents in the Bac Ninh and Bac Giang areas, while the gong culture is maintained by the artists and communities of Tay Nguyen ethnic groups. The bearers of heritage play a crucial role in its existence. But for many … [Read more...] about UNESCO title is not enough to save Dong Ho woodblock printing. Make it sell!
Viet Nam News An artist called Quang Thành grew up poor in the central province of Hà Tĩnh. He had to work after finishing school but always had a passion for art. Eventually he went on to study art. He made a name for himself painting pictures on rocks of many different shapes. by Minh Thu Đậu Quang Thành’s skill of painting on rocks has earned him the nickname, Thành The Rock. Once a poor student who used to sketch portraits for tourists to earn a living and afford his studies, 31-year-old Thành has today become a famous artist in Nha Trang, in the coastal province of Khánh Hòa. Thành was born to a poor family in the central province of Hà Tĩnh. After finishing high school, his parents could not afford for him to study further, and Thành had to work to make ends meet. He had a passion for painting since he was young. He interrupted his studies for two years and got admission into … [Read more...] about Artist makes a name for himself painting on rocks
April is Autism Acceptance Month to raise awareness about autism, which is a complex brain disorder that often inhibits a person’s ability to communicate, respond to surroundings, and form relationships with others. The exhibit is full of colorful paintings and paper-mache figures, all made by little artists who want to show off their inner worlds to others (Photo: To He) On this occasion, the To He project held an exhibit titled “Iu Iu Iu”, showcasing the artwork of 7 autistic children at 8 Do Quang Street, Hanoi. The event aims to open a window on autistic children’s values and abilities through their artwork, inspire families with autistic kids, and change the community awareness of autism. The exhibit, part of the “Light It Up Blue 2018” campaign, run until April,30. The exhibit is full of colorful paintings and paper-mache figures, all made by little artists who want to show off their inner worlds to others. Visitor Vu Hai Phuong, … [Read more...] about IU.IU.IU Exhibit- Life through the eyes of artists with autism