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Old Hanoi in Tempera on Silk by Ngo Van Cao

Old Hanoi in Tempera on Silk by Ngo Van Cao


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Pre 2000: Item # 704354

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Signed by Hanoi artist Ngo Van Cao and dated 1993, this is his view of rooftops seen along a narrow street in the old quarter of his city. We purchased this work from the artist in Hanoi in 1995. At that time the art scene in Hanoi still was relaxed, with painters gathering daily at local galleries to discuss their work and meet with the few foreign buyers. By the end of the 1990s, Hanoi had become a magnet for serious collectors and investors. The special appeal of Vietnamese paintings, particularly those by Hanoi artists, is the fusion of East and West, a legacy of French Colonial days when Ecole des Beaux-Arts d' Indochine (now Hanoi College of Fine Arts) taught Western technique that Vietnamese artists then merged with Eastern perspective. That approach was developed and refined over the years to become uniquely Vietnamese. With worldwide recognition, the art market in Vietnam today is more frenetic and commercialized. This work is emblematic of pre-boom paintings discovered in Hanoi. Cao's paintings now are in private collections in Asia, Europe and the U.S. For this work he used heavy-weight silk with texture, giving the scene a special feeling of depth. The painting, matted and framed, is in perfect condition. A bio of the artist and brochures from his shows are included with the framed painting. Dimensions of painting including frame: height 26" (66 cm), width 33" (84 cm). Dimensions of image only: height 20" (51 cm), width 26-1/2" (67 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM