Why Sơn Mài Painting Is So Expensive | So Expensive

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Sơn mài is a traditional Vietnamese form of lacquer painting. Created using a toxic lacquer harvested from one region of the country, it requires months of application and sanding back layers of paint to build up the image. Last year, a sơn mài painting sold at auction for $972,000. So what makes these paintings so special? And why are they so expensive?
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Why Sơn Mài Painting Is So Expensive | So Expensive

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Bella’s Vlogs
Bella’s Vlogs Πριν 4 ώρες
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Argo Sin
Argo Sin Πριν 10 ώρες
This is a "Tenet" painting!
Lora Urian
Lora Urian Πριν 19 ώρες
this is like the painting version of film photography, unpredictable but in many ways, but holds so much more sentimentality ^^ it’s amazing! he looks passionate and happy talking about his craft, and that made the works he do much more valuable and unique ☺️
S Lee
S Lee Πριν 19 ώρες
Where's a Chinese comment saying it's theirs?
Apollonia Crysalis
Apollonia Crysalis Πριν ημέρα
This is one of 'the things I'd waste my money on if I were rich'
Athaariq Ardiansyah
Athaariq Ardiansyah Πριν ημέρα
Me with printed paintings: *this is fine*
Haute Πριν ημέρα
Hardwork and talent👌
HM Vu Πριν ημέρα
I’m not sure if it’s the final result or not, but at 5:48 you can see the depth of red and black colors while the surface of the painting is still smooth under the sunlight after he washed it. Just fascinating! For anyone who wonders why toxic paints were used on wood, it’s not only because of the beauty of colors that they can bring up, but it is also similar to aging wood for construction; it helps protect the art work from being damaged by insects and humidity in Vietnam.
Leandro Marcelino
Leandro Marcelino Πριν 2 ημέρες
codi karma
codi karma Πριν 2 ημέρες
are they only obtainable in vietnam or is there some middle man selling those on the web?cant find anything there
Yanis Agodor
Yanis Agodor Πριν 3 ημέρες
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kim Πριν 3 ημέρες
Khushi Muley
Khushi Muley Πριν 3 ημέρες
I'm the only person who read it as " Why my son's painting is expensive. " Well Jokes apart ,But I really believe that this art is a master piece .
Sana Abbasi
Sana Abbasi Πριν ημέρα
javeedward Πριν 3 ημέρες
He absolutely should make a youtube channel, i quite sure it will stand out and more people will have the opportunity to learn more about this unique art form. Especially me, cause i think i am really into it right now. Unfortunately, there aren't many videos about it
Zeljko Мijuskovic
Zeljko Мijuskovic Πριν 3 ημέρες
Why I appreciate the work and the dedication and the time that goes into this; to be perfectly honest I simply do not care about the visual result achieved by this technique. While we must respect the skill and the tradition, let us not pretend this technique is innately better art. I am happy to learn about its existence, but I would go back to oil and acrylic works any day. Let us once and for all stop fetishizing martyrship in art.
sun Πριν 3 ημέρες
I just want to see the red paunting completed omfg this video kinda makes me frustrated hahaha
Xy Πριν 4 ημέρες
I’m so glad Vietnamese culture is getting a lot more recognition lately
Royke Senewe
Royke Senewe Πριν 4 ημέρες
GunsN ́Boses
GunsN ́Boses Πριν 4 ημέρες
American museums and collectors should buy the best works. Vietnam has a rich culture but has little international exposure due to decades of war. I also have a feeling many of these paintings will increase in value over time due to its beauty and inherently expensive materials.
Pham Melody
Pham Melody Πριν 4 ημέρες
I'm really happy to know that people are finally recognizing Vietnam for our culture rather than what happened in the war. I'm not saying that it was always like that, but all the westerners I've met always mention the war when I say I'm Vietnamese. It's weird because I was born two generations after the war ended and it makes me upset.
Song Patrick Bui
Song Patrick Bui Πριν 4 ημέρες
hello Vietnam
Blue Tofana
Blue Tofana Πριν 4 ημέρες
My avatar is one of the best sơn mài paiting ever. It's name "Hoàng Hậu" (The Queen) by artist Bùi Hữu Hùng
ALpha perfect
ALpha perfect Πριν 4 ημέρες
Wow I learned something new 👏 smh
Ainsley Skinner
Ainsley Skinner Πριν 5 ημέρες
I felt like there was no explanation of how lacquer paintings work and I was very confused
Hurtful Truth
Hurtful Truth Πριν 5 ημέρες
Why do your titles have words that repeat/words that repeat? I saw another video uploaded by the same person/the same person. Just wanted to say I thought it was strange/it was strange....🤣
vilsku mui
vilsku mui Πριν 6 ημέρες
In this video there's a Moomin mug On the artist's table
Teehee Πριν ημέρα
Oh hell yeah
Emily Che
Emily Che Πριν 6 ημέρες
Mercury, toxic sap, toxic red paint. Damn, making these can cost you your life.
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Dioxide Πριν 6 ημέρες
wait, I never knew 'ngẫu nhiên' translates to 'accident'???? I always thought it was 'random'- it is 'random' tho-
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Dioxide Πριν 6 ημέρες
I love how Vietnamese culture and traditions are now globalised and appreciated by may people around the world từ hào làm ng Việt Nam ghê :')
Mirai Kuriyama
Mirai Kuriyama Πριν 6 ημέρες
did he mention artist willing to learn this? okay just where and what part of the universe can an artist learn this
Azureen Azu
Azureen Azu Πριν 6 ημέρες
I still dont understand anything
Happy Heart
Happy Heart Πριν 7 ημέρες
His paintings are so beautiful.
Audio Books
Audio Books Πριν 7 ημέρες
Mind blowing....
Your_boi_junior45 Πριν 7 ημέρες
resin that a lot i only have 20 of them ;-;
Hanter On
Hanter On Πριν 7 ημέρες
If you are watching Business Insider his name is Phan Chinh Trung not feng ching trung.
Minh Trang Phạm
Minh Trang Phạm Πριν 7 ημέρες
❤️việt nammmm
jessica Πριν 8 ημέρες
Very informative!! Really cool skill 👍☺️ i really admire the effort and patience they put into their work!
Qop_pviz Πριν 8 ημέρες
so.... its not blood?
Poojitha I S S
Poojitha I S S Πριν 8 ημέρες
Resin sap
Yolk Egg
Yolk Egg Πριν 8 ημέρες
Xin Chao
Art Alagao
Art Alagao Πριν 8 ημέρες
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Rohitsinh Solanki
Rohitsinh Solanki Πριν 8 ημέρες
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lastimosa Πριν 8 ημέρες
my dumbass thought the oyster/muscle shell was part of the tree 😭
jjohan streulens
jjohan streulens Πριν 10 ημέρες
It remembers me Stradivarius violins... Being not special, once in the past.. being the most playful instrument later.. Van Eyck being a painter for "some"..History proven "one of the kind" today..Son Mai once being important .. years later.... once.. about technologist issues.. Great artist being.
andy klompenburg
andy klompenburg Πριν 10 ημέρες
oh YEAH.... a wayne gretzky rookie card from 1979 sold for 1.5 millon $....why does that make it so expensive??
Omar Abu-Salih
Omar Abu-Salih Πριν 10 ημέρες
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11th century Crusader
11th century Crusader Πριν 10 ημέρες
*not me worried about him getting mercury poisoning from dipping his bare hand in water contaminated with cinnabar*
Sumiya Simi
Sumiya Simi Πριν 10 ημέρες
I now realize I've seen one son mai painting in my friend's house. Her mom bought it when they lived in Vietnam. I had no idea it was such a complex piece of art.
HARRY Πριν 10 ημέρες
Everything in Japan is so expensive be it fruits, vegetables, paintings etc for no reason. That makes many things not reachable to common people. That's pathetic.
Mehrab Khan
Mehrab Khan Πριν 10 ημέρες
The red is very Red...
Casimira Castro
Casimira Castro Πριν 10 ημέρες
Meanwhile my boy Cattelan be duct-taping a banana to a wall.
Beth Hayes
Beth Hayes Πριν 10 ημέρες
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Luz Caicedo
Luz Caicedo Πριν 10 ημέρες
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andy marius Πριν 11 ημέρες
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Adorable Girl 15
Adorable Girl 15 Πριν 11 ημέρες
I wished they showed the red painting more closely after it was completed
Kakeguri For life
Kakeguri For life Πριν 11 ημέρες
Me is vietnamese
Teakita wood furniture
Teakita wood furniture Πριν 11 ημέρες
The Clock Turns One
The Clock Turns One Πριν 11 ημέρες
Do you want to hear a joke? So Expensive, China season.
Pavel navratil
Pavel navratil Πριν 11 ημέρες
i like wathing this series becoase i want to see things i cant afford
Expert Πριν 12 ημέρες
Show the god-damn final painting FFS..
Ras Tali
Ras Tali Πριν 13 ημέρες
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Kiamanawa Tini
Kiamanawa Tini Πριν 13 ημέρες
Devin Fish
Devin Fish Πριν 13 ημέρες
I always have the fear of cultural appropriation when I watch videos like this. Because I want to move to these places and pick up these crafts! Hopefully one day we will have a global community who can trust each other to hold back the amnesia of time and restore traditional arts to glory!
the hotter cupid
the hotter cupid Πριν 13 ημέρες
Can't just be me that thinks this guy reminds me of an older Johnny Depp.
My Diary
My Diary Πριν 13 ημέρες
Kent Arthur
Kent Arthur Πριν 13 ημέρες
Unpopular opinion: This should be more expensive than some weird ass modern art.
Comte De Saint Germain
Comte De Saint Germain Πριν 13 ημέρες
hearing artists describe their work sounds like such bullshit
Huan Le Cong Quoc
Huan Le Cong Quoc Πριν 13 ημέρες
I love this guy, he has a charming and artistic voice and personality
MAHO Khan Πριν 13 ημέρες
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Loukianos Πριν 13 ημέρες
damn, my teacher used to mark my million dollar pieces an F back in kindergarten 😔😔
Stacee Jerald
Stacee Jerald Πριν 14 ημέρες
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Lillith666 Πριν 14 ημέρες
I want one. What a beautiful process. Well worth the money, I wish I could buy one.
Papi-Oh !
Papi-Oh ! Πριν 14 ημέρες
Then there's that guy who used just black and gold paint. Got his sold by millions....
MAHO Khan Πριν 14 ημέρες
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Capricorn Tarot
Capricorn Tarot Πριν 15 ημέρες
..so they couldn't tag his social media bios or website ...y'all cheap
M o o n o r i e
M o o n o r i e Πριν 15 ημέρες
Me: *live in Vietnamese*
Sudha V
Sudha V Πριν 15 ημέρες
😆😅 Nooooo sir
Marliani Veronica
Marliani Veronica Πριν 16 ημέρες
I always love art. So beautiful ☺️
Trang Thu
Trang Thu Πριν 16 ημέρες
damn I wanna work for you guys
Forefather Of Mankind
Forefather Of Mankind Πριν 16 ημέρες
Love the way he is so passionate about his craft 🙌🙌🙌
Việt Cộng Buôn Dân Bán Nước Phản Quốc Hḁi Dân
Việt Cộng Buôn Dân Bán Nước Phản Quốc Hḁi Dân Πριν 16 ημέρες
Sơn Mài: sơn = painting, mài = grinding
조경아 Πριν 16 ημέρες
영어를 잘은 못해서 반 정도 밖에 못 알아들었지만😥 예쁘네요😀
Danh Khoa Nguyễn
Danh Khoa Nguyễn Πριν 16 ημέρες
Oh crap vietnam love ur video
Sky Sky
Sky Sky Πριν 17 ημέρες
A painstaking process.
patricia russell
patricia russell Πριν 17 ημέρες
I would love to learn itAnd be trained
Oriola Odutoye
Oriola Odutoye Πριν 17 ημέρες
wow! the world is so beautiful, complex and great
SerHoots Πριν 17 ημέρες
It shouldn't be suprised when vietnamese used trees to create art heh?
Hà Phương Phạm
Hà Phương Phạm Πριν 17 ημέρες
People tend to type sơn mài without ơ and à. Thanks for keeping the beauty of Vietnamese. 🥰
Nada Salam
Nada Salam Πριν 18 ημέρες
Me wanted to paint like artist me holding the paint .... yep hopefully I will be one of them one day
BillyBee Πριν 18 ημέρες
These paintings are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Look at that red.
husai ni
husai ni Πριν 18 ημέρες
Because you make it look like so expensive.. 👌🏻
Osprimos Tv
Osprimos Tv Πριν 18 ημέρες
Mano porque você roubou a conta do piuzinho
Selenophillic Poetry
Selenophillic Poetry Πριν 18 ημέρες
Penless Πριν 18 ημέρες
A million dongs in the palm of your hand.
kenny ng
kenny ng Πριν 18 ημέρες
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Margaux G
Margaux G Πριν 18 ημέρες
This is a Unesco World Heritage material
datronic Πριν 18 ημέρες
what is yr meaning of expensive...in Vn it is really cheap..just a couple of hundred dollars..not much more
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