Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Google Doodles honor late Vietnamese iconic artist Bui Xuan Phai

Updated at Sunday, 01 Sep 2019, 20:15
The Hanoitimes - On Phai’s Facebook fan page, his son Bui Thanh Phuong said that the family appreciated this gesture.
Google, the world’s most popular search engine, has honored the late renowned artist Bui Xuan Phai on his 99th birthday anniversary by posting a doodle on its homepage on September 1.
 
The portrait of iconic artist Bui Xuan Phai on Google.
The portrait of iconic artist Bui Xuan Phai on Google.
“Vietnamese artist Bui Xuan Phai, renowned for his evocative paintings of Hanoi’s historic old quarter, as referenced in the Doodle art…Phai went on to help shape the evolution of modern art in Vietnam, becoming widely considered one of the most celebrated South East Asian painters of the twentieth century,” Doodles wrote.

On Phai’s Facebook fan page, his son Bui Thanh Phuong said that the family appreciated this gesture.

Prior to painter Bui Xuan Phai, the late musician Trinh Cong Son was the first Vietnamese to be praised by Google last February with a doodle thanks to his influence over the music and culture of Vietnam and other countries in the world.

Google Doodles is a special temporary logo to commemorate holidays, special events, achievements, and people with great contributions to their country and the world. When the users click on the logo, they will access to the page introducing the personalities’ information.

Bui Xuan Phai was born in 1920 in the village of Kim Hoang of the former province of Ha Tay, which is now Hanoi, and died in 1988. He was famous for the iconic paintings of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and the capital’s transformation in the 20th century.

His artworks were created from various materials including clothes, papers, wood boards, and even newsprint paper along with oil-paint, watercolors, colorful chalks and pencils, among others. 
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