Luong Xuan Nhi (1914-2006)
École des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine. Promotion 1937.

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Luong Xuan Nhi (1914-2006)
École des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine. Promotion 1937.

The banana garden (1939)
Oil on canvas, signed lower left.
71 x 49.5 cm. (Signed top left).
The painting was acquired, in 1939 or 1940, during the annual exhibition of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine where students and former students offered their works. A black-and-white image of the painting had been kept in the archives of Luong Xuan Nhi. This photograph was later reproduced in the official monograph of "Luong Xuan Nhi" published by Fine Arts Publishing House in Hanoi in 2003.
Born April 10, 1914 in Hanoi. Luong Xuan Nhi entered the Indochina School of Fine Arts in 1932 and graduated in 1937. He is part of this new generation of Vietnamese artists who use, alternately and with the same ease, very western oil painting and traditional and subtle Vietnamese silk painting. In this same artistic approach, his work is often characterized by two types of representations: that of the traditional soul of the Vietnamese countryside and that of the female portraits of the elegant women of Hanoi.
The typically Indochinese landscapes are expressed by touches of bright colors and soothing light, using oil painting, as taught by the School of Fine Arts of Indochina.
As for Luong Xuan Nhi's female portraits, the approach is quite different, they are much more often treated on silk, with a more precise line, a more intimate light and a more oriental technique.
As part of a cultural collaboration between Indochina and Japan, Luong Xuan Nhi took part in several exhibitions organized in the Nippon archipelago during 1942 and 1943.
During the War of Independence against France, he was the author of famous posters, often written in French, intended to convince the expeditionary corps to desert .
From 1955 to 1981, he taught at the Fine Arts University of Vietnam. He travelled in many Eastern countries, Russia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania...

Provenance: Son of the former director of the Hanoi vocation
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