Jun 18, 2012

con chim nguyệt

Họa sĩ Nghiêu Đề

Born: 1939, Vietnam
Studied Fine Arts in Gia Dinh National School of Fine Arts
Founding member and Secretary General of the Vietnamese Young Artists Assiciation (1965)
Silver Medal of the prestigious National Spring Art Exibition in Vietnam (1961)
Numerous one-man shows in Vietnam and other countries including a touring international art exhibition in nine cities in Japan (1969), and a group show in France.
Participate in the 1986 exposition with 48 American artists at Plaza of the Arts room, sponsored by Firstm Interstate Bank, San Diego in 1986.
Passed away on November 9th, 1998, Nghieu De was survived by his beloved wife and three children.

                                                                                                               


                                                                                                    


                                                                                                            
                                                                                                           


The Moon Bird...
There is a bird that is very common to my native village. Its feather is white, body long and slender. It flies solo in moonlit nights. Legend has it that the bird would fly high towards the moon and would soon be absorbed into it. Its name is Nguyet, or moon bird. Its chirping is so beautiful... The art of my choosing will be something as natural as that Nguyet bird.

Có một loài chim rất quen thuộc ở làng tôi. Lông nó màu trắng, thân hình thon nhỏ. Nó bay đơn độc một mình trong trăng. Huyền thoại kể rằng chim bay cao đến mặt trăng và sau đó bị lẩn hút vào với trăng. Tên chim là Nguyệt, chim của vầng trăng. Tiếng hót của chim thật hay ... Nghệ thuật mà tôi chọn cũng như loài chim Nguyệt thiên nhiên vậy. (Nghiêu Đề, 1962)