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Artist shows Vietnamese spirit in marquetry pictures

Nguyen Trung Ky from Ho Chi Minh City has spent his life promoting marquetry. The artist has used this foreign art style to create gorgeous pictures about Vietnam.

With a strong love for marquetry plus his patience and tireless efforts, Ky has finally mastered the art and become an important marquetry artist in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

With a strong love for marquetry plus his patience and tireless efforts, Ky has finally mastered the art and become an important marquetry artist in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

 
To create a marquetry picture involves many stages, including sketching the picture; selecting a suitable veneer; cutting the veneer into details of the picture and applying them to the sketch (Photo: VNA)

To create a marquetry picture involves many stages, including sketching the picture; selecting a suitable veneer; cutting the veneer into details of the picture and applying them to the sketch (Photo: VNA)

 
Ky has been working for over 40 years with marquetry pictures (Photo: VNA)

Ky has been working for over 40 years with marquetry pictures (Photo: VNA)

 
After the picture is sketched, its details are cut out with a knife (Photo: VNA)

After the picture is sketched, its details are cut out with a knife (Photo: VNA)

 
Ky has to collect books and articles about the art from abroad and online (Photo: VNA)

Ky has to collect books and articles about the art from abroad and online (Photo: VNA)

 
The themes of Ky’s marquetry pictures are diverse, but a large part of them is about the natural scenery and people of Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

The themes of Ky’s marquetry pictures are diverse, but a large part of them is about the natural scenery and people of Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

 
(Photo: VNA)

(Photo: VNA)

 
(Photo: VNA)

(Photo: VNA)

 
Ky’s pieces of art are now popular in tourist sites nationwide. They are also exported to Europe with the intent of “showing the beauty of Vietnam to the world (Photo: VNA)

Ky’s pieces of art are now popular in tourist sites nationwide. They are also exported to Europe with the intent of “showing the beauty of Vietnam to the world (Photo: VNA)

 
(Photo: VNA)

(Photo: VNA)

 

 

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