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In Vietnam, painting on silk is popular.  Vietnamese artists found these technique to be a unique way to create mystique  and a charming sense of mystique in their paintings.   By using contemporary colors, Vietnamese silk painting has won the hearts of many art lovers.

After a long period of development of techniques and styles, silk painting reached its highest period of success during the years 1925-1945 .  The Vietnamese style of silk painting emphasized softness, elegance and a flexibility of style.  These qualities of silk painting were different compared to, at the time, to the dominant French and European oil painting.  In 1946, Vietnamese silk painting was accepted and introduced to the world when Vietnamese silk paintings won two prizes at the official Salon organized in France.  Silk painting is now popular in Vietnam and has its own unique character and transparency of colors that are different from those of ancient China and Japan.


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