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Friday, 22 May 2009

Vietnam: Hanoi: Forged art legacy of Vietnam war

Forged art legacy of Vietnam war
By Ha Mi
BBC Vietnamese Service

Several museums say they have the original of Playing the O An Quan
How many of the paintings displayed at the Vietnamese National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi are originals and how many are copies?
That question has been a topic of hot discussion in Vietnam for quite some time.
It is well known among Vietnamese artists that the museum has been hanging works of art that are in fact copies of very famous Vietnamese paintings as some of the originals were either sold or lost.


In the system of national museums of the country, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is considered as one of the crucial museum in maintaining and promoting the treasure of cultural, artistic heritages of Vietnamese ethnic communities. Visiting the Museum, viewer can understand the entire history of Vietnam fine arts through the collections, exhibits that are displayed here.


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