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Vietnam Lacquer

HISTORY OF LACQUER
History has yet to reveal just how long Asia has been defining and redefining the technique in which lacquer and its byproducts are produced. Popularised during the dynasty periods of India and China, and later perfected by the early empires of Korea and Japan, lacquer ware can perhaps be considered Asia’s most significant contribution to the world in fine art. In fact, each of the Asian countries has contributed in some way to developing and modernising the technique and popularity of crafting lacquer ware, and today most countries around the world have made their own attempt to reproduce the ancient art.
In Phu Tho province, located in the heart of Northern Vietnam, there is a tradition of harvesting lacquer, which dates back more than twenty centuries. It is here that the early Vietnamese artisans discovered how to use the juices derived from the Rhus Succedanea Tree, a sumac of South East Asia, and how to convert the oleo-resins into a slow drying natural lacquer which can be used to protect delicate paintings and other forms of art. Obtaining the lacquer and crafting lacquerwares is a process... [ Read all ]

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Artists Represented

Tran tuan Long,Tra Vinh,Nguyen Van Bang,Nguyen Quang Duc,Le Huu Ich,Ly Truc Son,Nguyen Thi Que,Bui Huu Hung,Doan Van Nguyen,Nguyen Phuc Loi,Nguyen Huy hoan,Le Van Thin.Dinh Van Thao,Le Thua Tien, Tran Thi Lien,Truong luong...


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Traditional Lacquer Paintings of Vietnam


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Traditional Lacquer Paintings of Vietnam



Specially designed for lacquer painting, this exhibition offered a panoramic view of the present state of lacquer artworks in Vietnam today. This genre of painting is a new one developed in the 1920s - 1930s by the teachers at the French Indochinese "Уole des Beause - Arts de L'Indochine" on the basis of ancient Vietnamese lacquer work. Pummicing now is done many times and the European rules of drawing, composition and perspective are suitably applied. After a period of stagnation due to the monotony of styles and lack of artistic media such as gold, silver, lacquer now lacquer painting has regained its high prestige thanks to some renovation in terms of new techniques and styles of expression. The Exhibition also included works from distant provinces namely Hue, Haiphong, etc


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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LACQUER ART OF VIETNAM
by Bang Sy Truc
Artist, Art Critic and Art Historian

March 8, 2004
“Not every person is allergic to lacquer or subject to ghost obsession.”
This proverb is widely known in Vietnam. It usually refers to circumstances governed by the laws of fate. Literally, it also realistically and forcefully reflects the mysterious power of “black lacquer.” Lacquer is the resin of certain trees growing only in East Asia whose characteristics vary: Rhus succedanea in Vietnam, Rhus verniciera in Japan and Melanorrhea laccifera in Cambodia. The Vietnamese Rhus succedanea has been known for a long time as the sơn tree, an indigenous name.
Not everybody can come into contact with the sap of this tree because it could easily result in swelling and an itching rash, particularly on the face. Such a phenomenon is popularly known as “lacquer corrosion”. This will last for several weeks. If, by a stroke of bad luck, someone is attacked by this “invisible” force of lacquer resin, the only way out is … to scratch. However, you will feel a bit of relief if you crumble fresh carambola le... [ Read all ]


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Vietnamese Lacquer Painting
Lacquered items have been found in ancient tombs in Vietnam dating as far back as the third and fourth centuries B.C. Over the centuries, Vietnamese master craftsmen and artists have mastered techniques using lacquer for purpose of decoration and preservation. Lacquer paintings now can compete successfully with silk and oil paintings and have the unique character of this style of painting.


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