What is sand painting?

Sand painting is known as the art of pouring colored sands and powdered pigments from crystals or mineral or pigments from other natural or synthetic sources onto a base of smooth sand to form a sand painting. There are two basic types of sand painting: fixed sand painting (traditional) and unfixed sand painting (modern).

Sand Painting from photo

Our Original Sand Painting :

In 2009 Ukraine’s Got Talent, Kseniya Simonova touched hearts of millions of viewers around the world with a clip of sand painting depicting the life of people in her country during World War II. Since then, sand painting has become popular and enthusiastically supported. Tri Duc is considered the first artist to perform sand painting in the music show “Charming Vietnam Gala” and got a lot of publicity. Along with Tri Duc, other artists such as The Nhan, Phan Vu…are also well-known in the field of unfixed sand painting . Some famous works to be mentioned are Mother’s Diary, The Baby, A Father’s Love. These sand painting clips have received very high views and praises from the online community.

Classification of Sand Paintings 

Sand painting is divided into two basic types: fixed sand painting and unfixed sand painting.

Fixed sand painting

Fixed sand painting is a type of sand art painting in which the artisan meticulously scatter sand into containers such as bottle, cup, glass, decanter, glass bottle..to create a complete work according to the theme set before.

The art of sand painting  is considered easy to develop because we can get sand from various sources such as river, stream or sea. Currently, the number of sand types used for painting in our country can make up to about 81 colors. To complete a fixed sand painting may take more or less time depending on the craftsman’s skill or the content, detail of the work. 
Finished Sand Painting item

Unfixed sand painting

Unlike fixed sand painting, unfixed sand painting is the art in which the artist will perform in the stage. Also with raw material is sand, unfixed sand painting artists have combined with modern film making tools such as widescreen, music and lighting to be set on stage. The tool to perform is very simple: just a light box (usually with glasses attached to the light) and the talent of the artist. With music, light, rhythm and drawing movement, the sandy frame change constantly to tell a complete visual story with the audience. It brings up a lot of feeling and emotion. Each performance lasts from 7 to 10 minutes with the script and theme arranged. 

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