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7/11/2017 10:40:56 PM

Painting exhibition introduces Vietnam’s beauties to Dutch people

(VNF) - A painting exhibition, themed ‘Vietnam’s beauties – A modern look’, was held by the Vietnamese Embassy to the Netherlands, at the Vietnam Arts Centre in The Hague city, on July 10th.

The event was held to mark the occasion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to the Netherlands.

Delegates at the exhibition. (Photo: FB/Huong Dao)

The exhibition features 75 paintings introducing the natural beauty of Vietnam and it’s people. The exhibits were created by numerous painters from the Vietnam Fine Arts Association and Vietnam Fine Arts University, who are joining the ‘Vietnamese Fine Arts and Cultural Diplomacy’ project.

The event attracted the attention of ambassadors, diplomatic missions, Dutch partners, international organisations and art lovers in the Netherlands.

Speaking at the exhibition, Vietnamese Minister Resident Pham Toan Thang affirmed that the cooperation between Vietnam and the Netherlands has developed across all fields of politics, economy, culture and society.

The exchanges in culture and fine arts between the two countries have been expanded, enhancing the mutual understanding of the traditional cultural identities of the two peoples, as well as significantly contributing to further fostering their deep and sustainable relations in the near future.

The success of the exhibition is expected to offer an opportunity for international friends, particularly Dutch people, to learn more about the land and people of Vietnam.

Delegates consist of ambassadors, diplomatic missions, Dutch partners, international organisations and art lovers in the Netherlands at the exhibition. (Photo: FB/Huong Dao)

Others paintings from 100 pieces donated by 60 Vietnamese artists to “Vietnamese Fine Arts and Cultural Diplomacy” project are being delivered to Vietnamese embassies overseas to bring Vietnam’s image closer to international friends through cultural diplomacy.

Despite differences in theme, style and material, the art still portray a distinctive image of the Southeast Asian country with both traditional and modern traits.

The project was originated by Vietnamese artists’ desire to introduce the country’s fine arts to the world and also the need for paintings to decorate Vietnamese diplomatic offices.

The project also acts as platform to showcase Vietnamese artworks to the world, showing the development of Vietnamese fine art./.

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