By Ravinder Singh Robin, Amritsar, Mar.29 : An exhibition of 150
from Vietnam, a majority of which showcase the
country's march through time, has opened here in the midst of subtle
, soft aroma of incense and shimmering tea-lights.
According to Gaurika Miglanib from Singapore says there are seven Vietnamese
artists represented mostly from peasant
whose work is on display in oils on canvas,
acrylic painting on silk and world renowned Rice paper art having origins in
The aim is to promote this relatively unknown
Portraits drawn in charcoal, cubic figures, abstractions, textures and
rural- scenery make for vivid pictures that forms the essence of the vibrant
style in a wide palette of colors.
Against radiant background the bluntly yet sharpened color strokes bring
about a mesmerizing effect to each piece.The
depicts village belles in traditional conical
balancing collections in baskets hanging from
swung on their shoulders.
Interestingly, whilst all paintings are done by men the majority of them
depict women hard at work or walking the dusty streets laden with wares or
goods to sell. Hardly are any men depicted in any of the paintings. The
concept of 'leisure' is only visible as two women walk with a bicycle
through a street shaded by a bright canopy of trees or are portrayed
covertly looking at the water in a moment of "stolen" relaxation.
The exhibits would also be displayed in Ludhiana and Chandigarh.