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Mosaic to mark Paris Peace Accord

Update: July, 17/2012 - 12:27
A sketch of the mosaic painting that will be displayed at the convention hall in the Paris suburb of Choisy le Roi. -- Photo courtesy by artist Nguyen Thu Thuy
HA NOI – A large ceramic painting featuring images of the historical agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Viet Nam, signed in Paris in 1973, will be hung at the convention hall in the Paris suburb of Choisy le Roi.

Located about 11km south-east of the city, Choisy le Roi is the place where a delegation from the Provisional Revolutionary Government Republic South Viet Nam were based during 1968-1973.

Based on an idea by the governor of the district, the painting will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the historical event.

Vietnamese female painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, the author of the authoritative book Ceramic Road in Ha Noi, will create artistic ideas for the work.

According to Thuy, the 5m by 4m artwork will consist of images of the Paris Peace Accords, a portrait of President Ho and a famous photo by French photographer Marc Riboud depicting a demonstration against the American War in the US.

The artwork will also include images of typical ceramic products from the Ly-Tran dynasties excavated at the Royal Citadel in Ha Noi.

Other images will be produced by Choisy le Roi's once famous Boulenger workshop.

Using an Italian mosaic technique, the artwork will be created from thousands of ceramic pieces produced at the historic Bat Trang ceramic village in Ha Noi.

Thuy and other Vietnamese artisans will complete the mosaic painting by next year. – VNS

A sketch of the mosaic painting that will be displayed at the convention hall in the Paris suburb of Choisy le Roi. -- Photo courtesy by artist Nguyen Thu Thuy

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