04/01/2005 00:00 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Simplicity and romance

Although Manh Ha was born in Thai Binh Province, he chose Bac Ninh, the cradle of Quan Ho (love duets singing), the place to begin his career. His desire to live and paint in an environment rich in folk song and traditional art of lacquer is fully satisfied in this Northern rural area.


Welcoming a new day
(30x90 cm).


Products from a bumper harvest (70x75 cm).


Mother and her child.
(40x45cm).

Although Manh Ha was born in Thai Binh Province, he chose Bac Ninh, the cradle of Quan Ho (love duets singing), the place to begin his career. His desire to live and paint in an environment rich in folk song and traditional art of lacquer is fully satisfied in this Northern rural area.

It is the simple and daily life that arouses Manh Ha’s inspiration. After his tour to Sa Pa, a northern mountainous resort, in seeing with his own eyes the romantic Love Market and the rural life, Manh Ha seemed lost in the vague and illusory culture of this upland region, full of simplicity and romance. All moments of time inspires the artist’s soul, urging his creativity to take shape in a painting.

In his 38 paintings, Manh Ha shows his strong points in using the traditional lacquer material with colour traits of yellow, red, black, brownish, in harmonious combination of sophisticated inlaid egg shell, a close and condensed composition and innocent and spontaneous characters. All these contribute to the “simplicity and romance” of Manh Ha’s works.


A Red Dao girl
(40x45 cm).


Happy to go to the market (70x75 cm).


A heart-to-heart talk
(70x75 cm).

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Story: Quang Dung

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Story: Quang Dũng

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