One who paints love

"Our Hue people are so precious, as precious as agarwood," my friend exclaimed after contemplating Boi Tran's paintings on display in her garden.

  • Special feature on bronze artifacts in Nguyen Lords' times

    Special feature on bronze artifacts in Nguyen Lords' times

    In both the East and the West, the circle is of important significance not only in conception but also in decoration and architecture.

  • Costume in the old days

    Costume in the old days

    Agreeing with the imperial court, from Hue Capital, King Minh Mang ordered: "Costume will be changed from next Spring. Harassment of any sort on any excuse is strictly prohibited."

  • Effort to keep Hue tuồng

    Effort to keep Hue tuồng

    For many consecutive years, the College of Culture and Art has not been able to recruit any students for its tuồng class, raising concerns for the future of this art form. In order to preserve Hue tuồng, the Theatre of Hue Traditional and Royal Art is trying to train the next generation of tuồng performers.

  • Truc Chi and Listen to the River

    Truc Chi and Listen to the River

    Truc (bamboo) represents the magnanimity, Chi (paper) is a thread linking the debris and the individuals. Truc Chi is probably considered as the connection between tradition and modernity. The bamboo which is familiar as an evergreen fence around the village from a long time ago suddenly becomes a boat carrying art and transporting culture. Not any longer is that boat bobbing on the lakes, streams or rivers, but crossing the ocean to the far-away lands.

  • Girls & Flowers in Ai Lan’s paintings

    Girls & Flowers in Ai Lan’s paintings

    If you pay close attention, you will feel the melancholy in the face of the woman in the paintings of Ai Lan, the beauty of sadness usually lasts longer than the dazzling first impression.

  • Wood carving art on the stele house at Thieu Tri Tomb

    Wood carving art on the stele house at Thieu Tri Tomb

    Thieu Tri became King in 1840, but passed away 7 years later (on November 11th, 1847) at the age of 41. The successor, King Tu Duc started the construction of the tomb for King Thieu Tri on February 11th, 1848 with the participation of thousands of workers and soldiers.

  • "Finding the lost Imperial Palace"

    "Finding the lost Imperial Palace"

    Virtual reality park "Finding the lost Imperial Palace" is one of the key projects implemented at Hue heritage sites in 2017. With an investment of about VND 50 billion, the project is a great expectation of high-tech entertainment services to attract visitors to Hue Imperial Palace and create more attractive destinations on the journey to visit heritages of the Central.

  • Fresco technique in heritage conservation

    Fresco technique in heritage conservation

    Fresco is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly-laid plaster with watercolor which has so far been extinct in Vietnam. The fact that German experts are assisting in the restoration of the three items at Phung Tien Temple in the Imperial City using fresco technique, combining with vocational training, is an opportunity for Hue to recover this technique for the conservation of the royal architectural heritage.

  • "Loi Nong River" Stele and Irrigation Policy of the Nguyen Dynasty

    "Loi Nong River" Stele and Irrigation Policy of the Nguyen Dynasty

    After the establishment of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1802, Emperor Gia Long, the first king of the Nguyen dynasty, as well as his successors including Emperor Minh Mang, Emperor Thieu Tri developed many effective policies to improve the agrarian economy. Of those, agricultural water management practices were given the top priority.

  • Trinh's music in harmony with Ca Hue

    Trinh's music in harmony with Ca Hue

    The lyrics of Trinh Cong Son and of Nguyen Duy started, in harmony with the ancient music, which is the unique feature of the music and arts exchange program "Vong Co Do" (Nostalgia for Ancient Capital) brought to the audience on the evening of 26/9.

  • New perspective of Hue

    New perspective of Hue

    TTH - The contest "Hue - the new perspective" has portrayed the familiar scene of Hue's nature and people through a new and strange angle.

  • The original screen in the Forbidden Purple City

    The original screen in the Forbidden Purple City

    Instead of masonry painting, masonry embossment or ceramic mosaics which are often seen on other constructions, on the screen in the Forbidden Purple City, enameled ceramics are the highlight.

  • Hue Festival 2018 will take place from April 27 to May 2

    Hue Festival 2018 will take place from April 27 to May 2

    Hue Festival 2018 will take place from April 27 to May 2 with the theme "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development - Hue: 1 destination – 5 heritages”.

  • Director Mai Loc - contributor to laying the foundation for the revolutionary cinema in Vietnam

    Director Mai Loc - contributor to laying the foundation for the revolutionary cinema in Vietnam

    Director Mai Loc has made the epitome of the Vietnamese revolutionary films, such as the extremely rare documentaries on war, especially making several parts in the famous first color documentary film "Vietnam on the road to victory" ...

  • An ancient printing woodblock of worshipping painting in Sinh village

    An ancient printing woodblock of worshipping painting in Sinh village

    Basing on the strange and different style and decorative patterns, art researchers thought the printing woodblock is over 50 years old. However, the artisan Ky Huu Phuoc supposed that this block of lightweight wood in such a carving style must have been more than 100 years old.