Exhibition introduces land and culture of Vietnam to French people

Monday, 2022-05-16 16:24:18
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Painter Pham Trong Chanh with his paintings on display in the background at the exhibition
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NDO – More than 40 paintings and sculptures by French-Vietnamese artist Pham Trong Chanh are on display at an exhibition that opened in Paris, France, on May 13.

The works on display introduce French visitors to the history, people, culture and landscape of Vietnam.

Pham Trong Chanh left Vietnam for France to study in 1970. Under the instruction of Prof. Le Thanh Khoi, he obtained his PhD degree in Educational Sciences.

He has also developed passion for painting, sculpture, and poetry as a way to relieve his nostalgia and express his love for the motherland.

He shared that the motherland is an endless inspiration for his paintings. His artworks vividly feature a range of topics from Vietnamese fairy tales and folklore stories to the daily life, beautiful landscapes, and friendly people in Vietnam.

Running until May 28 at the headquarters of the Association of Vietnamese People in France (UGVF) in Paris, the exhibition is expected to provide French people with a closer look into the history and culture of Vietnam.