- Tram Ho
Today, on September 1, 2019, for the first time, the Google homepage designed a Doodle image to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the birth of a Vietnamese artist on a par with the world Bui Xuan Phai.
Photos of artist Bui Xuan Phai on Google Doodle today (September 1, 2019). Source: Google Doodle.
Painter Bui Xuan Phai: The talented painter of Vietnam
Painter Bui Xuan Phai was born on September 1, 1920 in Kim Hoang village, Van Canh commune, Hoai Duc district, Ha Tay (now in Hanoi capital).
According to Google Doodle data, Bui Xuan Phai was one of the people who shaped the development of modern Vietnamese art, becoming one of the most famous Southeast Asian artists of the 20th century.
Growing up during the French colonial period, instead of pursuing the profession as his father’s wishes, painter Bui Xuan Phai soon developed a love for art, especially painting. In order to cover tuition fees at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine ( Indochina Fine Arts College, now Vietnam Fine Arts University), he worked hard to illustrate the Hanoi newspapers.
After months of consistent study, the talented Vietnamese artist sold his first painting at the age of 20. In 1952, he moved with his wife to Hanoi to live. The parents’ small house at 87 Medicine Street, in Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, quickly became a small studio. Painter Bui Xuan Phai is a simple person. He devoted all his life to art. His most famous painting line is Pho Phai (Hanoi Old Quarter painting series).
Artist Bui Xuan Phai. Photo source: Internet
With oil painting materials, artist Bui Xuan Phai blew his soul into pictures that are very ancient but very realistic about Old Quarter, the capital of the 50s, 60s and 70s of the 20th century.
Not only drawing Hanoi and using oil painting materials, painter Bui Xuan Phai can also be creative to draw other topics such as rural, still life, portraits … on rich materials such as paper and wood , cloth …
Although sometimes difficult, the simple artist has dismissed all everyday life attempts to produce simple, deep-hearted works.
Admire the painting of Old Quarter Hanoi by artist Bui Xuan Phai, the viewer feels not only the ancient beauty of Hanoi, the deep nostalgia imbued with time, but also feels a bit of regret, uneasy and indescribable. every street, the old roof.
His contributions in painting quickly gained public attention, love and recognition.
He received many prestigious awards both domestically and internationally, among them the Ho Chi Minh Prize (1996) ; Medal for the Fine Arts of Vietnam 1997; International Award (Leipzig, Germany) for the presentation of the book “Heow” (1982); National Fine Arts Exhibition Awards (1980); Award of Capital Fine Arts in 1969, 1981, 1983, 1984 …
Painter Bui Xuan Phai died on June 24, 1988 in Hanoi. His small studio is now a museum, where the work of a talented artist is celebrated, to honor the legacy of a person devoted to art.
See paintings by artist Bui Xuan Phai
Source : Trí Thức Trẻ