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Modern Vietnamese art on display in London

Update: November, 07/2018 - 16:29
A painting by Nguyễn Tư Nghiêm at the exhibition.
Viet Nam News

LONDON — Dozens of paintings by leading modern Vietnamese painters Nguyễn Tư Nghiêm and Bùi Xuân Phái in the collection of Swedish collector Hugentobler are on display at two galleries in London.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese ambassador to the UK Trần Ngọc An expressed his joy with the developing relationship between the UK and Việt Nam.

The relationship has improved in diplomacy, the economy, trade, defence, education and culture, he said.

He said he enjoyed seeing Londoners pay more attention to Vietnamese culture and arts.

Ambassador Trần Ngọc An (middle) chats with researcher Louise Malcom and collector Hugentobler at the exhibition featuring Nguyễn Tư Nghiêm's paintings held on November 5, 2018, at No 6 Mason’s Yard, St Jame’s, London.— VNS Photo Diễm Quỳnh

At the ceremony, attendants were briefed on Vietnamese modern fine arts, the establishment of the Indochine Fine Arts College and the influence of French artists on the work of Nguyễn Tư Nghiêm (1922-2016) and Bùi Xuân Phái (1920-1988).

Researcher Louise Malcom gave a talk on four leading painters in Vietnamese modern fine arts: Bùi Xuân Phái, Nguyễn  Sáng, Dương Bích Liên and Nguyễn Tư Nghiêm.

The exhibition of Phái’s paintings is at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour while Nghiêm’s paintings are dispalyed at No 6 Mason’s Yard, St Jame’s, London till November 9. — VNS


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