Hanoi hosts 2nd int'l watercolour painting exhibition hinh anh 1A watercolour painting by Alvaro Castagnet, the world’s leading watercolour painter (Source: organising board)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The second international watercolour painting exhibition opened at the Hanoi Museum in the capital city on October 23, showcasing 217 works by 216 painters from 45 countries and territories.

The exhibition is expected to help the public gain an insight into culture, customs and lifestyles as well as diverse painting styles of countries around the world.

Along with artists from such familiar countries as the US, Spain, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the UK, India and China, this year’s exhibition also attracts the participation of those from Albania, Kosovo, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Notably, the event is expected to see the attendance of Alvaro Castagnet, the world’s leading watercolour painter, who has contributed to the development of watercolour painting in Vietnam.

As part of the event, around 100 artists whose works are on display at the exhibition will join hands to produce a 40-meter-long watercolor painting on October 25 on Cat Ba Island of Hai Phong city, making it the longest of its kind in the world.

Jointly held by the International Watercolor Society (IWS) in Vietnam and the Hanoi Museum, the exhibition will open to visitors until November 15.-VNA