New Le Ba Dang artworks arrive in Hue

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Visitors on the opening day of "Trien lam tranh moi cua hoa sy Le Ba Dang" (Artist Le Ba Dang's New Painting Exhibition) on August 15

Artworks by the internationally renowned French-Vietnamese painter Le Ba Dang are on show at the Le Ba Dang Art Foundation in the historic town of Hue.

The exhibition of his paintings opened on August 15, the newswire Vietnamplus reported Friday.

The collection consists of 64 artworks, including 45 propaganda paintings by Le Ba Dang and other artists including Picasso, Matta, Pignon and several Russian painters. 

The paintings were created in 1966-1968 in opposition to the Vietnam War and in support of the October Revolution with their signatures, on the themes of against the Vietnam war and in support of the October Revolution.

In addition, the event also features ceramics, woodwork and other artistic media.

Le Ba Dang, who was ranked as one of the most famous painters in the world by Cambridge University in 1992, left Vietnam for France to study at  the Fine Art University in Toulouse at the age of 17.

According to promotional materials from the foundation, his works are "a lissome and fine combination of two Eastern-Western cultures of various materials, including oils-paint, water colors, silk, synthetic papers, sculptures, and metal, to reflect high value art which is full of vitality and philosophy on human beings and the universe."

The artist also invented a type of paper for printing his paintings from lithographic stone.

"Trien lam tranh moi cua hoa sy Le Ba Dang" opened to commemorate August Revolution and Vietnam's Independent Day (September 2, 1945).The exhibition will run until the 25th of August at 15 Le Loi Street in the capital of central Vietnam's Thua Thien Hue Province.

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