The exhibition is running with the theme Écho d’un Vietnam Rêvé (Echo of a Dreamed Vietnam) with support from the late artist’s daughter Mai Lan Phương.

The museum has brought together more than 140 original works by the artist including oils on canvas, silk paintings, sketches, photographs and lithographs.

This is the first time a French museum has collected such a large amount of works of one of the leading painters of modern Vietnamese fine arts, allowing local viewers to discover a style imbued with poetry, where line and colour are used in scenes inspired by traditional Vietnamese life.

Artist Thứ, born in 1906 in the northern port city of Hai Phong, was among the first graduates of the Indochina Fine Arts College in 1925-1930. He was a painter whose works celebrated the innocence of Vietnamese rural areas.

Despite staying in France for most of his life, the artist retained a deep sense of love for his homeland, painting tender images of Vietnamese women, children and landscapes. His paintings were sold at record high prices at many international auctions.

This exhibition was prepared in nearly one year with the support of the Cercles des Ursulines and Ursulines Museum.

This exceptional exhibition runs until October 24.

An array of events are being held by Macon city to nudge Vietnamese culture closer to Macon locals./.