IMPRESSIONIST DEPICTIONS OF PEOPLE AND FLOWERS – Le Pho, a stunning combination of delicate Asian artistry and contemporary Western art.

Painting on canvas, emulating the delicate surface texture, while painting on silk.

It is a memorial to one of Vietnam’s most beloved revolutionary leaders. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum stands at the site where Ho Chi Minh read the country’s Declaration of Independence. The three days itinerary is perfect. You will have enough time also to take a stroll through Old Town neighborhood. See Hanoi at an easy pace, let each day leaves you time to hang out and enjoy the surroundings. It is a Buddhist temple. The One Pillar Pagoda have a legend has it that the temple was built after the emperor dreamed of meeting the Vietnamese Goddess of Mercy. Discover also its culture through local food.

From 1937 until his death in 2001, he continued to call Paris his home. In 1938, he had his first one-man show in Paris. Born in Thanh Xuân (Hà Nội) into an August day, 1907, he become a painter. From 1925 until 1930, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Hanoi, earning a scholarship to study in Paris. Upon returning to Vietnam, LE PHO taught at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de l’Indochine in Hanoi. He would go on to show his art across all continents. You are visiting Paris? Enter Museum of Modern Art, where his flowers and womens waiting for you.

His Vietnamese women (evoking the influence of surrealism), are a recurrent theme in his work. LE PHO painted scenery of Vietnam, family settings and portrait still life with flowers. His work is divided into different styles: first style is from his period in Hanoi (works with depictions of the Vietnamese landscape of his youth). In 1963, an American gallerist who ordered many of his canvases for the American market noticed his work. This was the beginning of his final artistic period, best recognizable with distinctly depicted Vietnamese women surrounded by lush landscapes. You can enter Vietnam Fine Arts Museum (Hanoi), to admire his wonderful painted womens.

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