The Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, the best museum in Hanoi

The Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, the best museum in Hanoi

The Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum is located in Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi. It has become a prime tourist destination, since the museum exhibits in great detail the history of fine arts in Vietnam displaying comprehensive collections with more than 2,000 items. This museum aims to be a cultural and educational institution. It is linked with the Ministry of Culture and Information responsible for restoring, conserving, and exhibiting contemporary artwork as well as ancient materials and objects in Vietnam.

 

The museum is attracting a growing number of visitors both for its value in historical collections and the building’s artistic architecture. In 1930, the museum’s original structure was built and used as a boarding house for French girls in Indochina (the old name of the former French colony) while studying in Hanoi. After that, on June 26, 1966, the building officially served as what it is today, exhibiting fine arts with on a total area of 4,200 square meters. At present time the museum and its branch at Hoang Cau Street in Hanoi are contributing to broadening the image of Vietnamese culture and art among foreign tourists.

 

The Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi is a classical building in structure and form even though it was transformed into a Vietnamese design with many decorations and details from traditional architecture. The interior structure consists of Western elements. The collections from ancient antiquities to contemporary art are on display within the museum’s two wings, on three floors. The oldest artifacts including the valuable sandstone sculptures of the Champ and Funan kingdoms and the elegantly carved Amitabha Buddha image produced around 1057, can be found on the ground floor of the main wing. Later works include a huge lacquered wooden Bodhisattva sculpture dating from the sixteenth century, with many arms, each of them holding a symbolic item.

 

The rich collection of lacquer fine art and its evolution in Vietnam are considered to be the main attraction by some visitors. Stepping on the first floor visitors can immerse into the world of ancient legends with Vietnamese kings and queens depicted as Buddhist deities in the sculptures. They are all delicate and highly refined examples of the use of lacquer in carvings. The remarkable “One Thousand Eyes, One Thousand Arms Guan Yin”, one of the largest and most impressive pieces, can be found here. It is the symbol of a Chinese goddess with many arms on her body and backed by a large disk carved according to the art of Hindu style in 1647. In the last room on the first floor, there are some Buddha images in different styles from the late eighteenth century. The newer wing has water colors in Chinese style on the first floor and colorful costumes as well as decorative art from Vietnamese ethnic groups on the second floor.

This article written by Lanh Nguyen from Vietnam Heritage Travel

For original article, please visit:

http://vacationstovietnam.com/lastest-travel-news/the-vietnam-national-fine-arts-museum-the-best-museum-in-hanoi.html

Fine Art From A Photo

Fine Art From A Photo
If you ask anyone what the best way to visually preserve a memory is, they may immediately think of a photo. While it is true that a photo can preserve a memory, that does not mean it is the best or most creative way to do it. Think of your favorite photo in your album. It may be your favorite because of the memories that it holds. Looking at that photo can cause all of the feelings that go along with that memory to suddenly come rushing back to you. A photo can be a nice reminder of the past, but it could be so much more. Why not get a work of art made from the photo?

Imagine your memory recreated on a canvas in rich oil paint, captivating watercolors, subtle strokes of a pencil, or vibrant and detailed sketching of colored pencils. Getting a fine work of art from a photo can do your memory more justice than just a photo. A professional and experienced fine artist will have no trouble creating a masterful work of art from a photo of yours. Besides being more thoughtful and interesting than a photo, a hand crafted work of art also has a lot more creative possibilities than a photo ever could.

You can take that memory and have it altered to your liking. Brighten the colors of an old photo, remove an object that draws attention away from the subject, or combine many photos into one collage painting. A photo is nice, but you cant do anything to a picture printed out on paper. Because a fine artist is custom making a work of art from a photo that you have chosen, you can have them add a splash of imagination here and a touch of creativity there.

You probably have a whole album of photos that you hardly ever look at just sitting on a bookshelf gathering dust. Having your photo transferred onto a canvas by a professional fine artist also offers more decorative options. You can have a painting or a sketch that you will be proud to hang up on your wall for you and other to admire whenever you would like. You will be able to take a trip to the past every time you walk by your painting as opposed to pulling out the old, dusty photo album every now and then.

A beautiful work of art that was hand crafted from a photo of your choosing is something that everyone can enjoy. A painting or sketch of an old photo of you and your childhood friend would make a very nice and very thoughtful gift to that old friend. Anything from a graduation to a family portrait can be beautifully worked onto a canvas in great detail. Being able to see a moment from long ago will bring back more memories than just talking about it. Seeing your memory stretched across a canvas in vivid detail will make that much more special. A picture is something to be remembered. A painting is something to be admired.

Painting from Photo, Photo to Painting – Turn your photos into beautiful portrait paintings. All our work is 100% handmade by professional artists. Great Christmas, Anniversary, birthday and wedding gifts. For details visit http://www.yourartnow.com

The fine art of selecting top arts and commerce colleges in Maharashtra

The fine art of selecting top arts and commerce colleges in Maharashtra

 

The bastions of traditional education still holds good but it is necessary o find the right place to get that education. In Maharashtra there are many colleges that provide the regular courses for education but then finding the top arts and commerce colleges in Maharashtra is still a complicated job. There are some that are having an established name and there is not much variation in their standards as they are habituated to a set pattern and will maintain that but there will come some of the newer colleges with the sole aim to impart quality education to the students which will be the ideal one for such education.

Faculty and library are the two most important things for any college. If these two are good there is very good chances for the college to do well. The books are the support to faculties and with them stands the college. There is also another factor. This applies to both schools and colleges and irrespective of the stream of education taught this fact does not change. It is the openness and free access of the building which enables the mind to get into bigger dreams and ideas. There is no direct proof to establish this fact but most of the educationists today insist on this matter. The other fact is the idea of research that the college is able to inspire in the mind of the student so that they pursue higher studies after college. Some of the top arts and commerce colleges in Maharashtra are successful in doing that but some are still not.   

It is understood that not all students will go for higher education and so providing professional guidance to them is another edge that a college can have upon others. At some point every student will think of earning and guiding them on that can be very beneficial to them; some will try to pursue the professional courses like chartered and cost accountancy or some will go for the state or nation level administrative services and equipping them for that will definitely make the colleges stand among the top arts and commerce colleges in Maharashtra.  

KnowurCollege.com is leading education portal offering umbrella solution for Top Commerce Colleges in IndiaTop Arts Colleges in Maharashtra and Top Commerce Colleges in Maharashtra

Framing Fine Art

Framing Fine Art

When people consider buying a work of fine art, they usually focus on what kind of artwork they prefer – whether sculpture, painting or photography would be best for the space they have in mind – and then the details of what would be right within the medium, for example whether to choose a wooden sculpture or a metal one, an abstract painting or a figurative one.

All of these decisions are important, and getting them right is the only way to end up with something you’re really happy with at the end of the day. It’s worthwhile taking your time, discussing with friends or family, and going around galleries or searching online, such as on Art-Mine.com, to see what’s out there.

However, once all of these decisions have been made, there is often another decision, which is also important but often not given the consideration it deserves. That is the question of framing. Of course, this generally won’t arise if you’ve chosen a sculpture for your room, but paintings and photographs, for example, do usually require framing.

The kind of frame you choose will have more of an impact than you might think. It actually influences the impression of the work itself, and how it looks on the wall and the kind of atmosphere the piece as a whole contributes to the room. For this reason, it’s important to choose the right frame – right for the piece, right for the room, and right for you.

In some ways, picking a frame is a personal decision in the same sort of way buying art is something special to each individual. Some people can’t stand gilt frames, or anything ornate, while others hate thin frames, or dark ones. Never choose something you’re not going to be happy to see on your wall every day.

However, there are also aspects of the artwork that need to be taken into account. Not every frame will suit your piece – for example, sometimes a detailed, visually complex work will be best set off with a plain frame, as an intricate one will only detract from what’s most important – the work itself.

Your own sense of what is appropriate will be valuable here, but for guidance or for an indication of what sorts of factors are worth considering, you can speak to the person or organization you bought the work from. An artist will be able to tell you what he or she imagined for the piece when they created it, and although this isn’t necessary binding, it’s definitely something to consider. Similarly, a dealer or gallery director will be able to explain the formal considerations they take into account when framing works in their own space. They’ll also have years of experience which will help them work out what’s suitable and what’s not.

Another aspect to consider – and to let the artist or director know about if you’re talking to them about the issue – is the wall that the painting is going on. If it’s a yellow wall, for instance, you might not want a light wooden frame, as the colors might not show the painting or print to advantage. Or, if it’s a relatively small wall, you might not want to go for a thick frame, which could clutter your visual space. Take a photo of the space in question, and show it to the person you’re asking for advice, so that they have an idea of what to suggest.

Find contemporary fine art for sale by Agora Gallery. Visit Art-mine.com for more information.

Fine Art Photography- An Abstract Art

Fine Art Photography- An Abstract Art

Light is considered to be one important element in photography that helps in giving different effects on photos. Photos taken in natural light or in warm glow of incandescent light, the camera captures the effect of light on the objects and subjects. Though light is an integral part of every type of photography, in fine art photography it plays an important role in setting the mood and giving the texture to its subjects and props. Professional photographer understands how the lens and eye perceive the light color spectrum and therefore make complete use of light in photography. Natural light due to its inconsistent lighting projects different shades of the color spectrum. At midday, the blue portion of the color spectrum produces the clearest, sharpest pictures in bright light. Where as, at sunrise and sunset the red portion of the spectrum produces warmer pictures with a softer contrast. The direction of lighting in photography helps in creating different effects on the pictures. The different angles of light create different shadows and helps in changing the appearance of the subject. Different types of artificial lights like bulbs, tube lights, florescent lights and LED lights on panorama fixtures create different types of lighting environments and produces different effects.

Since fine art photography is related to art and is dedicated in producing pictures for aesthetic purposes, light is the core of this type of photography. Capturing the exquisite and beautiful pictures in different forms of light for exploring the meaning of any expression or emotion is one of the most difficult tasks and fine art photography is all about this. Fine art pictures taken by talented photographers are housed in museums and art galleries for their display. Framing is done to keep these exclusive photographs safe and secure. It also protects these masterpieces from any kind of damage or wear and tear. In Australia, national art gallery showcases some of the most exquisite and exclusive pictures and artworks of exceptionally talented photographers and painters. One can see different moods of Sydney city through Sydney photos depicting cityscapes, seascapes and other types of pictures.

Many famous photography companies like Photography Australia offers a number of Australian stock photography pictures on their websites for public use. Graphic designers, publishers, filmmakers and even individuals can buy these stock photos and use them as per their requirement. The stock pictures include wildlife, nature, underwater, advertising and other types of photography genres pictures. Catalogs of stock pictures can be downloaded from the internet and can be used in many forms and campaigns.

Companies like Photography Melbourne and Photography Sydney offer professional fine art photography services and has years of experience in the respected field. Fine art pictures are produced in limited prints and can be used in advertisements and magazines. Many colleges and universities offer graduate and undergraduate courses in fine art photography. But, this type of photography requires more than learning and use of camera equipment. The skill of the photographer matters a lot in presenting objects and subjects in beautiful ways to convey intensity and emotion.  

Mark Zissis is an internationally recognised professional landscape photographer with 13 years experience in panorama,  framing,  Photography Sydney and the ability to capture nature’s sheer beauty. His landscape images show the emerging brilliance of sunrises, the day’s spiritual terrain and coloured hues of sunset.

 

Taking the Road of Fine Arts

Taking the Road of Fine Arts

A very broad word like Fine Arts would mean different things for different fields. For example, in arts it is defined as the creation of beautiful objects; artistic work that is meant to be appreciated for its own sake, rather than serve some useful function. In education, this would mean a college course in arts; a course of study designers to teach students practical artistic skills as well as the theory and history of art. Have you seen the difference of both definitions? Whatever the most appropriate denotation for this word is, it only proves that enough knowledge and learning is required to know more about of the things which are not that familiar to a person.

Have you finished a collegiate course in Fine Arts? Or if you’re an upcoming “freshman” are you planning to take it as your course? What are the opportunities that await you if you finished it? Do you know that a graduate of this course can practice his craft in different art and design related industries? A graduate can enter the field of acting, considering the fact that the study of this field involves its students into intensive acting workshops, trainings and seminars. Not only that, they can also pursue a career in musical theater because they have undergone voice lessons and workshops as part of their education curriculum. With enough financial capital, a graduate of this course can set up their own ceramic business and they act as the designer of ceramic products. If you think that ends up the possible industries where a Fine Arts graduate can enter, think twice: the long list is just starting. Computer animation is an addition to the field where they can practice what they have studied for and if they want to, they can spend their time in creative writing. A degree holder of this course can also be a commercial interior designer or whatever specialization in the interior design field he or she may take.

It is a notable scenario where design professionals have settled a career in the fields of interior design. With their complete knowledge and skills in aesthetics, it makes it easier for them to adapt to the said field. Those who have the passion for taking aesthetically beautiful pictures and images may involve themselves into the field of photography. Those who have dreamed to produce a film can enter the film production industry. These are only a few of the fields where a Fine Arts graduate can involve himself. All of this only means one thing: a bunch of opportunities awaits you in the field of Fine Arts.

Carolyn Miller has been engaged in the professional practice of interior design in Chicago, since 1994, after obtaining a bachelors degree in design from the Ecole d’Arts Appliques, Poitiers, France, 1984-1987. Her affiliations in Agence Vidal, which is an architectural firm, and in Air France, both located in Paris polished her knowledge in architectural design. She currently works on a renovation project for her company.