An online exhibition featuring 20 paintings by Vietnamese and foreign artists is on display at artspaces.kunstmatrix.com.
|The online exhibition Câu Chuyện Dòng Sông (The Story of the River) featuring 20 paintings by Vietnamese and foreign artists is on display at artspaces.kunstmatrix.com. Vietnamese culture and lifestyle are featured. Photo courtesy of the organiser|
The event called Câu Chuyện Dòng Sông (The Story of the River) introduces beautiful works by artists such as Le Dinh Nguyen, Ton That Bang and Pham Binh Chuong of Vietnam.
Painters Nicolaos D. Kanellos of Greece and Hadi Soesanto of Indonesia are also included.
Highlighted works include creations by Kanellos, former Greek ambassador to Vietnam. His paintings feature his love for Vietnam and its people.
Kanellos, who painted during his term in Vietnam, spent time discovering and capturing the beauty of the country and its culture, lifestyle and heritage.
In 2017, he presented 12 paintings from his collection to the Vietnamese Museum of Fine Arts.
“I want my paintings to express my true emotions. These paintings reflect the truthfulness and purity of my feelings," he told local media at the gifting ceremony held by the Greek Embassy in Hanoi and the museum.
|A painting on silk called Hoi An by Doan Hoang Lam at the Câu Chuyện Dòng Sông (The Story of the River) exhibition.|
Câu Chuyện Dòng Sông will be open through July. The organiser, Sống Foundation, will host painting auctions online from July 22 to 29 at https://fb.com/jangkeu2007 to raise funds for charity and social programmes.
Source: Vietnam News
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