Polish painter to show his Vietnamese landscapes in Hanoi

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An exhibition featuring Vietnamese landscapes painted by eminent Polish landscape artist Franciszek Ryszard Mazurek will open in Hanoi on March 3.

Entitled "Landscapes of Vietnam," the exhibition, held by the Polish embassy in Hanoi, features 33 paintings of Vietnamese landscapes that inspired Mazurek during his visit to the country last October.

Last October, with the sponsorship of the Polish embassy, the artist came to Vietnam to present his works depicting the landscapes of the Lublin region, his homeland, in Eastern Poland.

According to a press release from the Embassy this week, "Mazurek's paintings once again teach people to be humble to the passing of time; they preserve the shape of changing landscape characteristic of a particular place.

 "One can find the beauty of this land in his paintings as well as the world full of memories and emotions. Regardless of what the opinion of modern painting is, this type of creative activity is another confirmation of the role which realistic art plays in contemporary world," the release says.

Born in 1951, F. R. Mazurek graduated from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Faculty of Fine Arts. Since 1979 he has presented more than 30 solo and 11 group exhibitions in Poland, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, United Arab Emirates, Moldavia, Romania and Belgium and Vietnam.

The exhibition, held at the Exhibition House, 29 Hang Bai Street, Hanoi, will run until March 10. Entrance is free.

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