Vietnamese Oil Painting Analysis

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My critical and historical assignment theme is based on Vietnamese oil painting. I have found out that oil painting is not originated from Vietnam, but Vietnamese artist through times have develop oil panting skills and techniques to a different stage. Therefore my intension is to thoroughly analyse the painting processes and techniques of Vietnamese oil painting during the period of war to the development of the Socialist republic of Vietnam (1960-1976) and I will compare two painting from this period with two contemporary works by artist Phan Thu Trang.

I have an amazing opportunity to work and study with Ms. Phan Thu Trang a famous oil painting artist in Vietnam. She was born in 1981, Hanoi. And she is well known on a lot of art website, for example: Pondly, Hong Kong Fine Art or Gallery Blossom.

In my opinion the reason why her works are so standout and special is because her choice of colors are soft and feminine, but the most important is each of her painting has a theme to it, she always sectioned out
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Also use of simple compositions and solid shapes, Nguyen Sang’ s oil paintings has those melodramatic spaces in it. Moreover in his painting they mostly contain of powerful, bright colours that follow a theme, like red, green, gold, light brown, yellow. And his red, yellow and orange glitter brightly and move gently, they all very basic colours but he have the ability to bring the simple to the next stage. To be more specific about this painting “ A girl by Lotus “ Nguyen Sang in the background has those unrealistic shapes, that might represent furniture in the house or decoration, but he does not draw very much detail in it, just the shape. Also his brush line is very thin and small so he can draw details on the lotus or the girl’s body
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