Collector and literary critic Thuy Khue (R) has donated paintings by female artist Le Thi Luu to the HCM City Fine Arts Museum. (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNS/VNA) – The HCM City Fine Arts Museum is hosting a permanent exhibition showcasing work by female painter Le Thi Luu, the first Vietnamese woman to graduate from Indochina Fine Arts College (now the Hanoi Fine Arts University). The “Le Thi Luu – An Tuong Hoang Hon” (Le Thi Luu – Twilight Impression) exhibition features 27 of Luu’s silk paintings, two photographs of her works, two sketches and a painting by her husband, painter Ngo The Tan. All paintings were given to the museum by Tan, Luu’s nephew Le Tat Luyen and his wife Thuy Khue in Paris this year. “Luu’s paintings have returned to their rightful place after a half century of being kept abroad. So Vietnamese and foreigners have a chance to see them,” said collector Khue. Nguyen Kim Phien, the museum’s deputy director, said the paintings were created from 1940 to 1988 when she lived and worked in France. “These paintings not only carry significant meaning in culture, history and society, but also reflect the development of Vietnamese modern art at… Read full this story
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