Swedish-based Painter Opens Gallery in Hanoi

Twice each year, Swedish-based Duong Van Thanh returns to Vietnam to paint, but in order to have more time for painting while there she has now inaugurated her very own gallery in the capitol of Hanoi. The gallery exhibits 45 lacquer, oil and silk paintings, ranging from 50×40 to 250x150cm in sizes on the rural life in Vietnam, ancient streets in Hanoi, Swedish architecture as well as some portraits, reports Thanh Nien News.

Attending the inauguration ceremony of the gallery were many Vietnamese and Swedish artists, cultural experts, diplomats and foreign friends. Sweden’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Rolf Bergman, spoke at the inauguration.
     “Vietnam and Sweden are far from each other in terms of geography, but they are very close in hearts. The paintings of Van Duong Thanh have reflected the culture of the two countries in harmony. I see the images and landscapes of Vietnam in lacquer paintings and the familiar images of Swedish nature in her artworks,” the ambassador said.

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