'Fishing Village Along the Mekong' Woodcut in Colour by Tran Tuyet-Mai (1985)
'Fishing Village Along the Mekong', woodcut in colour by Tran Tuyet-Mai (1985). From the School of Vietnamese painters, a tranquil scene of hatted villagers and their bobbing fishing boats is in its original frame and glazed. Woodcutting is an ancient art technique which uses an incised wood piece which is ink-filled and pressed with the art paper. This piece is in good overall condition and is signed and dated by the artist. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: A graduate of the School of Fine Arts, Tran Tuyet-Mai (b. 1958) has had her paintings and woodcuts exhibited in France, Italy, Japan and Sweden. Her prints are also in the permanent collection of Vietnam's Fine Arts Museum. She was the second-prize winner at the National Exhibition of Ten Years of Arts (1975-1985), and was honoured again during Hanoi's 'The Fine Arts of The Capital' exhibition in 1992. Even though she lives and works in Hanoi, Tran Tuyet-Mai often draws on village life for inspiration. She travels when she can with her husband to sketch scenes of peasants re-planting rice or going to the markets. Tuyet-Mai is also a master at depicting scenes on the water. She makes her prints on Vietnam's famous bark paper, giay do. Yearly, the printmaker makes pilgrimages to the village of Dong Ho where the paper originates.
Dimensions with frame:
H 55.5 cm / 21.9"
W 68 cm / 26.8"
Dimensions without frame:
H 39.5 cm / 15.6"
W 52 cm / 20.5"