Vietnamese painting in the 20th century.

Conference by Anne Fort, Heritage Curator for Vietnam and Central Asia.

Vietnamese painting suddenly appeared at the start of the 20th century, with the establishment of art schools under the aegis of the government of French Indochina. We will try to understand the substrate on which these schools were established, taking as a model the teaching of the fine arts of the metropolis and the new pictorial language which was developed there. At the mercy of the political upheavals that tore apart present-day Vietnam throughout the 1930th century, the style and subjects of the artists evolved from the sweetness of the 1980s to a vocabulary linked to communist ideology. Then, from the XNUMXs, with the opening of Vietnam to a market economy, the artists offered multifaceted responses to their new confrontation with international artistic trends..


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