Rural Vietnamese landscapes are portrayed in original lacquered paintings at an exhibition which is taking place in Hanoi.

The exhibition, entitled Nature-Nostalgia, includes paintings by three artists – Dang Thi Huong, Ly Truc Son, and Nguyen Thi Que.

The destructive American War brought them closer to nature and inspired them to take on simple subjects: flowers, people, the countryside.

The charm of their works resides in the sparkling of the lacquer and its red, black, silver and gold palette.

Their artworks feature images that are closely attached to memories of their homeland and their youth.

The exhibition will open free to the public until July 23 at the French Cultural Centre, located on 24 Trang Tien Street.-VNA