Viet Nam News
BUCHAREST — An exhibition featuring works by famed overseas Vietnamese artist Văn Dương Thành is on display at the National Village Museum located in Bucharest, Romania.
At least 40 paintings of different sizes, painted by Thành in the last five years, portray the various sceneries in Việt Nam’s rural and urban areas, as well as Romania’s palaces, monasteries and forests.
Entitled Hương Sắc Việt Nam (Việt Nam’s Beauty), the exhibition is the highlight of Vietnamese Culture Day, which aims to introduce Việt Nam’s culture to visitors at the National Village Museum.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Thành expressed her delight that her works were being exhibited at the national museum. The artist also thanked Trần Thàng Công, Việt Nam’s ambassador to Romania, Dumitru Olaru, former Romanian Ambassador to Việt Nam, staffs of Việt Nam’s Embassy in Romania, the Romina’s national museum and Vietnamese students in Romania for their contributions to the exhibition.
Ambassador Công congratulated her on the opening of the exhibition and her creativity, which would promote Việt Nam’s arts and culture to the world.
Việt Nam’s Beauty will be open until July 2.
Considered among Asia’s talented international female artists, Thành grew up in Hà Nội and studied for 12 years at l’Ecole de Beaux Arts, Indochine and at the Academy of Fine Arts. She is based in Sweden.
Through her distinctive style of using a subtle combination of Asian and European heritage in which Western techniques depict traditional motif of the natural world, women, children and flowers in more than 1,600 paintings, Thành successfully inspires a large number of both domestic and international art lovers. The harmonious composition of vibrant colours, reflection of its emotional value and touches of expressive semi-abstraction make her paintings unique.
She has received, among other awards, the highly regarded ’International Excellence of Art of CFMI’, USA-France in 1995 and 1997, and ’Glory of the Nation’ in 2007. — VNS