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Exhibition honours Vietnamese folk paintings

Update: January, 09/2014 - 09:53

HA NOI (VNS) — An exhibition of 15 Vietnamese traditional paintings will open at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, on Janury 13.

Titled Vietnamese Folk Painting – Trio Painting Sets, the exhibition features selections from Henri Oger's Technical Encyclopedia and Maurice Durand's Folk Paintings – both studies done in the first half of the 20th century in northern Viet Nam.

The event will also feature unpublished wood carvings of Luc Van Tien coloured paintings dating back to the late 19th century.

The exhibition is held by the French Development Agency and the French Academy of the Far East and focuses on aesthetic value, the promotion of Vietnamese folk culture and the conservation of written material heritage.

Seminars led by well-known scholars will be held within the framework of the exhibition.

The exhibition will stay open until February 28. — VNS

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