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)
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)
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)
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)
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)