Vietnam’s sand picture to be introduced in the UK
QĐND - Wednesday, July 04, 2012, 20:55 (GMT+7)
A program, “Pure Art”, to introduce sand pictures, a special art genre of Vietnam, will take place in Birmingham, the UK on July 7th by OST Ltd Company and Phuong Vy Sand Picture Company.
Pure Art is a part of series of events launched by West Midlands’s government to welcome Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of her reign.
On the occasion, Vietnamese artisan, Thuy Van, decided to create a special and impressive sand picture of the Queen’s portrait. The sand picture was copied from an oil painting, "Elizabeth II", of Leonard Boden, a famous artist of the UK, featuring the noble beauty of the Queen. To make to picture, artisan Thuy Van used sand of 10 different colors, including 8 natural and 2 dyed colors. After two months, the talented Vietnamese artisan completed the special sand picture, weighting at 160 kilograms.
Vietnamese artisan, Tri Duc, will also perform a 30-minute impressive performance at the program. Through drawings, the artisan will tell participants the life of Queen Elizabeth II and 60 years of her reign. To prepare for the performance, the artisan spent time learning about the life of the Queen and selecting the best music to bring fantastic moments for participants.
Framed sand picture appeared in Vietnam ten years ago, however, this is the first time that the special art genre is introduced in the UK.
The event is expected to be an initial step to promote activities to introduce this special art genre of Vietnam to the UK.
Translated by Tran Hoai