• 24-03-2018 | Exhibition pays tribute to talented lacquer artist

  • The art of Nguyen Huyen (1915 – 1994), a talented lacquer artist, is featured at an exhibition that runs in Hanoi from tomorrow through April 2.


    The exhibition is divided into four parts including lotus, landscape, portraits and golden fishes, presenting the main subjects and creative styles pursued by Huyen during his career.


    On display are 50 lacquer and oil on canvas paintings, including some of his most famous, such as “Landscape of Thac Bo” and “Mau Tu” (Mother and Son).


    Huyen is known as the painter of the 100 dong banknote issued in 1946. People often called it “blue buffalo note” because it depicted farmers working in a field alongside an eye-catching blue buffalo. The note represented Vietnamese agriculture and production.


    Huyen was the co-founder of the Viet Nam Fine Arts Association.


    The exhibition of selected paintings will be held at Chon’s Auction House, Hanoi. An auction of these paintings will take place on April 29 at the same venue. 


    Earlier, the painting “Dang Ngoc” (Natural Beauty) by Huyen was auctioned for US$45,000 at the Chon’s Auction House.


    Source: VNS


  • The 100 đồng banknote with a picture of farmers and a blue buffalo painted by Nguyễn Huyến
  • Chùa Một Cột by Nguyễn Huyến
  • "Mẫu Tử" by Nguyễn Huyến