Modern Lacquer Paintings
These lacquer paintings are made by the traditional method and material such as lacquer paint, golden leaves, golden dust, egg shells, mother of pearl..
The theme of these paintings is women. Beautiful women transforms into fantasies with flowers, waters, cranes, animals, sun, birds, and many creative waves.
Women around the world with different colors, different outfits, and accessories, made beautiful pictures.
The designs, colors, details (in the hair or the bracelets of the women-please see the details) and the theme make the paintings interesting with a new concept of Vietnamese lacquer art: praising the beauty of women and nature universally.
Vietnamese Lacquer Ware has a history of about two thousand years. In Phu Tho Province, in Northern Vietnam, resins are harvested from the Rhus Succedanea Tree and converted into natural lacquer, which is then applied to paintings and fine art. The traditional lacquer process, as practiced in Vietnam, is complex and requires 75 to 115 days to complete each piece.
There are many steps to the production of lacquer ware. Any imperfections in the wood are first sealed with lacquer. The wood is then covered with cotton gauze and covered with a thick mixture of sawdust, alluvial soil, finely ground rock, and lacquer. After drying it is sanded smooth under water. It is then painted with a mixture of alluvial soil and lacquer and wet sanded. The coating and sanding process is repeated at least two more times.
At this point the artwork is applied to the piece by hand using any combination of paints, seashell, mother of pearl, eggshell, and other materials. The surface areas of piece without artwork are painted with solid lacquer, while the areas with the design are coated with a special clear lacquer. The artwork is then entirely coated at least two more times with clear lacquer. Finally it is highly polished with wax.
Lacquered items have been found in ancient tombs in Vietnam dating as far back as the third and fourth centuries B.C. Over the centuries, Vietnamese master craftsmen and artists have mastered techniques using lacquer for purpose of decoration and preservation. Lacquer traditionally comes in three colors-brown, black and vermilion. By the 1930s, artists started to use a new technique known as chiseling which gives a richer mix of colors and an added sense of size and distance. Lacquer paintings became vietnamese specialties. Each painting has unique character.
We are working directly with the artists. These paintings are made by the special order of our importer with the best quality and artistic designs. They are made specifically to resist the cold weather in the north America and Europe.
The traditional Vietnamese art of silk painting has become famous around the world for its simple poetic themes and vibrant colors. The success of a silk painting very much depends on the quality of the silk, and this depends on many factors, from the quality of cocoons to the decisive techniques of starching and weaving.
Differently with other kinds of paintings, the silk canvas are usually not painted. The Vietnamese traditional silk painting style tends to use the silk canvas directly as the background of the painting. The colors are used delicately with the canvas to make Vietnamese silk paintings. The delicate white color found in the sky, water, or human portrait, is the color of silk. The color of silk is well known to describe human figure in the paintings of many famous Vietnamese artists. Delicate color and silk background give the paintings such an harmony with the nature. Whatever style they follow, silk painters must have an intimate knowledge of the material and fully exploit its shininess and its attractiveness. Painting silk is full of changing and unexpected characteristics, and a wrong stroke of the brush is irreversible.