Thursday, January 17
This special temporary exhibition highlights the works of French and Vietnamese artists from the Hanoi School of Fine Arts in the early 20th century.
During this period, the French government, to encourage artists to set up art schools in the nation's coloniy, established the Indochina Prize in 1910, which offered travel grants for artists. This led to the opening of the arts school in 1924, which introduced local artists to Western techniques: architecture, painting, sculpture and craft.
Graduates from the school in Hanoi adopted a realistic approach based on linear perspective and volume, with their often intimist subject matter revealing a sensitivity to contemporary life and the central role frequently played by women. Some retained such traditional media as painting on silk and others opted for working in oils, or painting on sanded lacquer
Join us on a special guided tour of this moving testimony to a fusion of two civilisations which takes us on a journey through a capitivating country.
The works are housed in the former private mansion of Henri (Enrico) Cernuschi, an Italian banker, whose unique art collections form a link between Paris and many Asian civilisations.
Instructor: The instructor will be provided by Musée Cernuschi
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