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Watercolours honour heritage

Update: May, 29/2013 - 08:45
Soaking up culture: Artist Do Minh Nhan introduces a water-colour painting of the My Son Sanctuary at his own gallery in Hoi An. He will debut 30 paintings of World Heritage Sites at the ASEAN-Viet Nam Space Programme in Hoi An from June 22-26. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh

HOI AN (VNS)— Artist Do Minh Nhan will present 30 watercolour paintings of UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Sites in the ASEAN-Viet Nam Heritage Space Programme at the Hoi An Sculpture Garden from June 22-26.

Nhan, 70, completed a collection of 100 water-colour paintings of World Heritage Sites last year.

"It will be the first time I have introduced my paintings of World Heritage Sites to the world," Nhan said.

"The paintings include Ha Noi's Hoan Kiem Lake, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary, Hue, Luang Prapang in Laos and Angkor Wat in Cambodia."

The artist added he had asked his friends to send photos from around the world for him to recreate.

Nhan is the only artist in the ancient town to offer classes for foreign tourists.

According to the organisers, the heritage space programme will also see performers, artists and craftsmen from 16 provinces introducing their traditional cultures and arts.

The event is part of the 4th Quang Nam Heritage Journeys Festival which will be held in Hoi An and the My Son Sanctuary from June 21-26. — VNS


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