Vietnamese painting in the twentieth century.
Conference by Anne Fort, Heritage Curator for Vietnam and Central Asia.
Vietnamese painting suddenly appears at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the establishment of art schools under the auspices of the government of French Indochina. We will try to understand the substratum on which these schools were implanted taking as a model the teaching of the fine arts of the metropolis and the new pictorial language that was developed there. At the mercy of the political upheavals that tore apart the current Vietnam throughout the twentieth century, the style and subjects of the artists evolved from the sweetness of the 1930 years to a vocabulary related to the communist ideology. Then, from the 1980 years, with the opening of Vietnam to the market economy, the artists proposed protean responses to their new confrontation with international artistic trends..