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‘Blessings’ is a large framed watercolor on rice paper figurative piece created by Vietnamese artist Vu Thu Hien in 2008. Featuring an exquisite palette made of red, beige, gold and black tones, the painting depicts four women, dressed in ceremonial
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Blessings by Vu Thu Hien, Vertical Figurative Watercolor on Rice Paper Piece

2008

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‘Blessings’ is a large framed watercolor on rice paper figurative piece created by Vietnamese artist Vu Thu Hien in 2008. Featuring an exquisite palette made of red, beige, gold and black tones, the painting depicts four women, dressed in ceremonial robes, standing on either side of a central black pillar. Two of them are holding either a bowl or a fan and their serene, neutral expressions reveal the solemnity of the moment. Their black hair contrasts beautifully with their complexion as well as the deep red of their clothes. The pillar, pierced with a central opening, seems to be opening to a different world, while foliage, simply drawn at first on the surface, transforms itself into brown leaves that are floating away. Vu Thu Hien has a solid ground in her understanding of classical Western Art, which, when combined with Vietnamese artistic aesthetics encompasses a rich texture and culture of east and west, past and present, spiritual and mundane. Hien’s works reflect her lifestyle and her process of painting. She paints on Dzo paper, a bark paper from the mulberry tree, which makes it durable and long lasting as she utilizes watercolors for infinite delicacy and shading of palette. The simplest aspect of Hien’s style evokes the essence of Vietnamese spiritual life. Many of her paintings have the ability to communicate to the soul, the spirit, and to the afterlife. As a woman herself, she often depicts female objects, wrapped in ceremonial colors, cloths, and robes, as if they are speaking to spirits performing ancient traditional Vietnamese rituals. Her figures are embodiment of the spirits that impact human lives. Hien’s mediums are reflective, poetic and boundless. Vu thu Hien was born in Bat Trung Village near Hanoi and is a graduate of The Hanoi Academy of Fine Arts. Set inside a frame, this vertical figurative watercolor on rice paper piece is signed lower left. Without its frame, the painting painting measures 47 x 32 inches. 1970: Born in Bat Trang village near Hanoi 1993: Graduated Hanoi Academy of Fine Arts 1994 - 2000: Exhibited and received awards in Hanoi and National Fine Arts Exhibitions Member of Vietnam Association of Fine Arts Work by Hien has been archived by the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Exhibitions: 2012: Art Palm Beach 2011 2011: Art London 2011 "Hanoi 1000", Arts Club of Washington, DC 2010: Group exhibition in Lenox gallery UK 2010: Group exhibition in Art Museum (Ho Chi Minh City) 2009: Art Palm Beach 2009: Group exhibition, in La Luna gallery Thailand 2007 - 2009: 'Changing Identities', US Traveling Museum Exhibition 2008: ArtAsia Miami 2008: Havana Hanoi, Faces and Places, in Artana Gallery, The Hague 2008: Royal Academy London Watercolours Show 2007: Women Painters, Painted Women in the National Fine Arts Museum of Vietnam 2007: Of This and Other Worlds, two-woman exhibition (with Dinh Thi Tham Poong) in Bankside Gallery, London UK 2005: Here and Hereafter, two woman exhibition in Wilfrid Museum of Oriental Arts, July 2005 2002: Solo exhibition in Italy

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    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 58 in. x W 43 in.H 147.32 cm x W 109.22 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Purchase, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU42531138653
  • Seller Reference Number
    1221.25
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