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French, VN art exhibition aims to light up Paris

Update: September, 25/2012 - 09:38

HA NOI (VNS)— An art exhibition on Viet Nam has opened at the Cernuschi Museum in Paris, France.

The exhibition From the Hong (Red) River to the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta features 79 works of art including oil paintings, silk, lacquer, water colours, bronze statues, and terracotta statues.

The works by both French and Vietnamese artists aim to take the audience to the natural landscape of Viet Nam and her likeable people from the late half of the 19th century to the 1950's.

The French artists include Victor Tardieu, Gaston Roullet, Jules Galand, Henri Dabadie, Charles Fouqueray, while Nam Son, Le Pho, Nguyen Phan Chanh, Vu Cao Dam, To Ngoc Van, Nguyen Gia Tri, and Tran Van Can are among the many Vietnamese artists.

Most of the Vietnamese artists were students at the Indochina School of Fine Arts. The school was established in 1925 under the guidance of French painter and accomplished teacher Victor Tardieu.

The exhibition will run until January 27, 2013.-VNS

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