Exhibit of Dutch Paintings in Ha Noi

An exhibition entitled “City Sculpture and the Human Measure” featuring paintings by Dutch artist Wessel Huisman is being held at Ha Noi Fine Arts University’s museum from now until December 5.

Twenty-five black and white pictures based on photos of city and streets taken by the Dutch painter during his recent travel through Vietnam illustrate the changes the country has experienced. The interesting use of light in the paintings is one of Mr. Huisman’s characteristics.

The exhibition, which was on display in Ho Chi Minh City two weeks ago, is a part of a project financed by the Culture and Development program of the Netherlands and organized with the cooperation from Ha Noi and HCMC Fine Arts Universities.

The painter will also address teachers and students of the two universities.

Mr. Huisman was born in Breda in the south of the Netherlands, in 1954. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Arnhem in 1984. He has had several exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad.

The Dutch painter uses almost only black and white paint, to paint light. Since studying at the academy he has been fascinated by the play of light.

Source: Tuoi Tre, translated by Khuong An

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