Home of Annamite Art

The Foyer de l’Art Annamite (FARTA), or Home of Annamite Art, was founded by notable Vietnamese painters Lương Xuân Nhị, Tô Ngọc Vân, Trần Văn Cẩn and Lê Văn Đệ. The group formed in 1937 in support of the late-Victor Tardieu who contended that painting was a logical continuation of centuries-old indigenous art traditions. In some respects, FARTA was formed in opposition to Evariste Jonchere and his supporters, who proposed Vietnamese art should be for decorative use only.

(Nora Taylor, Painters in Hanoi: An Ethnography of Vietnamese Art, 2004, University of Hawaii Press, Hawaii. p. 34.)