December 1, 2017

3210 VIETNAM (Red River Delta) - Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

3210 Vietnam Fine Arts Museum -
Two Girls and a Child, by Tô Ngọc Vân

Just across the street from the Temple of Literature, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum can be easily spottedfrom afar. Like many other buildings that house museums in Hanoi, it was built in the 1930s as a Girl School for Indochina high-ranked officers. In 1966, it officially became Vietnam Fine Arts Museum where store many of Vietnamese artistic essences. It displays not only paintings, ceramics and lacquers created by modern Post-war artists but many of its contents date back as far as pre-historic and feudalism time.

Tô Ngọc Vân (1908-1954) was a Vietnamese painter, one of the first recipients of the Ho Chi Minh Prize in 1996. He taught a resistance art class in the northern zone during the war with the French, and died as the result of injuries received at the Battle of Điện Biên Phủ. He worked as painting teacher in Bưởi school, professor at the École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine and principal of the Việt Bắc Art School and has had significant influence on a whole generation of artists in Vietnam.

About the stamps
The stamps are part of a series of definitive stamps, Architectures, landscapes of Việt Nam, about which I wrote here.

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts - Wikipedia

Sender: Pumipat
Sent from Hanoi (Red River Delta / Vietnam), on 18.04.2017

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