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Silk painting by famous Vietnamese artist: Nguyen Phan Chanh

The Importance of the Fine Arts College of Indochina and Vietnamese painting (1925-1945)

Vietnamese art reflects a mixture of influences from China and from the French during the colonial periods.  In 1925, the Fine Arts College of Indochina, or Ecole des Beaux-Art de l’Indochine, was established by a French artist Victor Tardier in Hanoi, Vietnam. Victor Tardier himself served as the school’s first director. The school taught French style art education for the[…]

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Thai Coffee Painting

According to Pornchai, it took him many years to master the right texture of coffee and water. “If too much coffee I used, the texture will be too elastic to paint with and cause unwanted glittering flakes on the paper. Furthermore, it did not dry easily and the coffee could peel off from the paper or become molded. After extensive experimentation, I can prove that my paintings will stay in the same condition even after more than 10 years now”, said the artist.

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