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Paintings by overseas Vietnamese depict beautiful rural scenes, women

Update: September, 15/2014 - 16:00
Nguoi Phu Nu Ao Do (Woman in Red) by overseas Vietnamese Nguyen Trong Khoi, whose oil paintings are being exhibited at Tu Do Gallery in HCM City. — VNS File Photo.

HCM CITY (VNS) — Nguyen Trong Khoi, an overseas Vietnamese living in Boston, the US, is showing 20 of his oil paintings at the Cam Xuc Dai Ngan (Sylvan Sentiments) exhibition at Tu Do Gallery in HCM City.

The paintings, which were all created in recent years, depict rural landscapes and the beauty and freedom of mountains in nature.

Some of the paintings contain only grey, black and white, depicting people in nature. Others are in vivid colours that show women in states of joyfulness and sadness.

"I finds unlimited sources of inspiration in nature, beautiful women and landscapes. Through my art, I dream of a peaceful world for everyone," the 67-year-old said.

Some of the highlights of the exhibition are Nui Trang (White Mountain) and Nguoi Phu Nu Ao Do (Woman in Red). In Nguoi Phu Nu Ao Do, the artist uses red to depict a young girl in a dress with a bottle of wine and a peach on table in a sad and lonely state.

Khoi's last exhibition at Tu Do Gallery was in 2006.

The exhibition closes on September 26 at Tu Do Gallery, 53 Ho Tung Mau Street, District 1. — VNS

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