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Stories about Art in Hanoi

Hien gets ideas and leaves

Mari R - ryamar [167]

Hien was born in Ha Long City and moved to Hanoi 2002 to begin studying fashion design at the Hanoi Art Institute. She'd always wanted to be a painter as a child but an astrologer told her that from...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Art

Things to see in Hanoi - Museums

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The History Museum Situated at # 1 Trang Tien Street, behind Hanoi's Municipal Theater, this museum was originally part of the Vien Dong Bac Co School that was founded in 1932 by the French. At that...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Travel | Art
Scene from the Countryside by Thanh Hai, detail, gouache on paper.

Painters in Hanoi

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Title: Painters in Hanoi. An Ethnography of Vietnamese Art. Author: Nora Annesley Taylor. Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2004) ISBN: 0824826132. Details: hardcover, 7 1/4" x 10 1/4", 176...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Literature | Art
Excavation site of an ancient royal citadel dating back to the 7th century in Hanoi.

Remains of ancient royal citadel found in Vietnam

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Construction of Vietnam's new parliament building in Hanoi has been halted after archaeologists discovered the ruins of a royal citadel dating back to the 11th century on the proposed site, state...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Animals | Art | Ancient History | Architecture

State of the Art-Scene in Vietnam

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Hanoi, Aug 10, 2006 - A decade after modern Vietnamese painting made a splash on the world scene, critics and galleries say rampant commercialisation and a glut of cheap copies are threatening the...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Art
Portrait of the Artist

Tan Da: Vietnam's First Modern Poet

Jason Gibbs - jgibbs [355]

In Vietnam, poetry is truly part of popular culture. Daily newspapers print poems, poetry books are prominently displayed in bookstores and there are radio and television shows of and about poetry.

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Literature | Art

Water Puppetry in Vietnam: Better than the Muppets

Steven K. Bailey - sbailey [7,446]

Puppetry has a long and varied history that spans the globe, but only in Vietnam do puppets slice off each other's heads. Sure, Indonesia has the graceful Javanese shadow puppets and Japan the bunraku...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Art
A puppet on a water buffalo puppet

Water Puppet Performance

Lisa Spivey - lspivey [2,915]

Many readers and travelers may have already seen a performance or heard about it. We have chosen over 150 photographs to give you an idea of how fluid the live performance is: the puppets seem to come...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Art
Artists Mai Hien and Anh Khanh, husband and wife

Bui Mai Hien and Dao Anh Khanh

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Anh Khanh , born 1959, Vietnam Graduated from the Industrial Arts College, Hanoi, Vietnam. Member of Vietnam Fine Arts Association. Anh Khanh, a surrealist, is becoming an internationally recognized...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | People | Art
A woodblock.

Traditional Tet Paintings - Dong Ho Prints

Lisa Spivey - lspivey [2,915]

You may have seen them before. They adorn the walls of Vietnamese restaurants everywhere in the world, there may be one hiding by the cash register at the neighborhood Vietnamese business, your...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | People | Art
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