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Girl with Lotus and M-16: The equivocal legacy of the École des Beaux-arts de l’Indochine 1924–1945

Swinbank, J.M.ORCID: 0000-0002-9966-8910 (2020) Girl with Lotus and M-16: The equivocal legacy of the École des Beaux-arts de l’Indochine 1924–1945. World History Connected, 17 (3).

Abstract

There are few French personalities honoured or remembered affectionately in Vietnam today. Among the few are bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin, co-discoverer of the cause of the plague, Yersinia pestis, and the painter Victor Tardieu (1870–1937), co-founder of the fine arts academy, l’École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine [The Fine Arts School of Indochina]. In 2016, both men were acknowledged for their remarkable contributions to the advancement of Vietnam.1 From his laboratory in Nha Trang, Yersin developed an anti-plague serum and laid the foundations of Vietnam’s billion-dollar rubber and coffee industries of today. In Hanoi, Tardieu’s academy gave birth to modern Vietnamese painting, and unwittingly the visual style of the Vietnamese revolutionary propaganda artform...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Asia Research Centre
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Copyright: © 2020 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Publisher's Website: https://worldhistoryconnected.press.uillinois.edu/...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59899
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