Workshop: Unearthing Lotus Flower – Sanding and Polishing a Vietnamese Sơn Mài Painting

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Title

Workshop: Unearthing Lotus Flower – Sanding and Polishing a Vietnamese Sơn Mài Painting

Description

22 Jul 2018, Sun 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The Seminar Room, Block 43 Malan Road

As the name Sơn Mài (meaning “lacquer” and “sanding,” respectively) indicates, sanding is integral and the most exciting process of the art form. Artists use a sanding process not only to acquire smooth surfaces but also to create dramatic effects on their works. Practitioners first apply complex layers of lacquer with different colours and textures, using a variety of materials; then, the surface is sanded to bring the underlining layers back to the surface. This workshop includes an introduction to the history, science, and technique of Sơn Mài. A short video will help simulate the lengthy process of lacquer application. Finally, participants will enjoy unearthing and polishing a beautiful lotus painting.

Date

2018-07-22

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Short Description

This workshop includes an introduction to the history, science, and technique of Sơn Mài.

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Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

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No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Workshop: Unearthing Lotus Flower – Sanding and Polishing a Vietnamese Sơn Mài Painting,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2460.