Beauty of ancient Vietnamese architecture from painting perspective

Friday, 27/05/2022 11:11
The Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies in collaboration with the Temple of Literature Culture and Science Centre and the Gavisto Diplomat Non-Profit Project on Culture and Education to open the exhibition "Mysteries Vietnam" to introduce 20 works of 27-year-old painter Nguyen Thanh Vu.

A painting displayed at the exhibition (Source:

Accordingly, oil paintings featuring unique ancient Vietnamese architecture from across the nation are on display at the exhibition.

The oil paintings of different sizes depict many famous heritages and landscapes from the north to the south of the country, such as Lung Cu Flag Pole, St Joseph's Cathedral, Bao Thien Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral in HCM City.

Besides familiar architectural works that still exist today, visitors can also see some of Vu’s more unfamiliar painting or ones that have gone into historical documents like the Luu Cu Temple in the southern province of Tra Vinh, that existed during Oc Eo Culture (1st-7th century).

According to the painter, the Vietnamese people have created many unique architectural works with national history, each of which is imbued with time imprints and historical mysteries.

VNA cited the sayings of Associate Professor Dr Nguyen Thi Thu Phuong, Director of the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies, assessed that the 20 exhibited works depicting Vietnam’s cultural resources and heritage with the artist’s enthusiasm and creativity also demonstrate Vietnamese cultural identity and a lively Vietnam.

The exhibition will run until on May 30./.