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May 13, 2023 / 16:20

Watercolor exhibition: Inspiring shades of Europe in Hanoi

The artists want to bring Europe to Hanoi and art enthusiasts because they think watercolor is a rich art form despite the distance.

A watercolor exhibition is among the vibes of Europe Village taking place in Hanoi on May 12-14.

 Watercolors displayed at the exhibition during Europe Village in Hanoi on May 12-14. Photo: Polish Embassy in Hanoi  

itled “Inspiring Shades of Europe”, the exhibition shows Poland and other European countries’ landscapes, and Ukraine, through various lens of the watercolorists, who were inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Europe.

 Mrs. Justyna Pabian, Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Republic of Poland to Vietnam. Photo: Polish Embassy in Hanoi 

The exhibition, organized by the Polish Embassy and the EU Delegation to Vietnam, in cooperation with the Hanoi Watercolor Artist Club, features 32 selected watercolor paintings of 15 artists from various parts of Vietnam.

 Watercolors are the highlights of the event attracting a number of visitors. Photo: Polish Embassy in Hanoi 

Believing that watercolor is a rich medium of art, the artists hope to bring Europe to Hanoi and art lovers despite the geographical distance.

Each scenery tells itself the story of a European country, from its history, place, and beauty. In this exhibition, watercolor has been used to depict the varied landscapes of Europe, from the views of the forest to the sea, from the city to the field, and from nature to built infrastructure, among others.

  Vietnamese and Polish artists and participants at the exhibition. Photo: Polish Embassy in Hanoi

In addition to the exhibition, a workshop titled “Sun Shining over Poland” will be opened to the public. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the skills used in creating beautiful landscapes, especially Polish sceneries.

Nguyen Hoang Minh, a Hanoian who studied in Poland in the 1980s, said that she was excited about the exhibition and the booth that showcases Polish culture and cuisine. “Paintings in general and watercolors in particular successfully reflect the landscape, especially poetic sceneries in every part of the world and the exhibition once again bring us closer to nature,” she told The Hanoi Times.

On this occasion, Hoang Minh wanted to show her grandchildren of Polish food which shows a wide range of vegetables, spices, mushrooms, and herbs. Along with meat, particularly pork, and chicken, it is distinctive in that it also uses a variety of noodles, cereals, and grains.

Another thing that she expected to show her grandchildren is Polish literature, which holds an exceptional position in Poland as Most Polish literature has been written in the Polish language, though other languages used in Poland. “Polish literature is undoubtedly deserving of a spot among the best because of its sheer volume and inventiveness,” Hoang Minh shared. 

 Books about Poland, a Central European country. Photo: Linh Pham