Adding canine colour to the canvas

VietNamNet Bridge – Artist Bui Hoang Duong, 37, from an ethnic Muong group in the central province of Thanh Hoa, has a special affection for dogs, particularly those he had raised and lived with. And his love for man’s best friend is evident in his paintings. Duong has travelled extensively throughout the country and abroad since 2000. Up until now, he has created more than 300 paintings and, not surprisingly, most of his artworks are portraits of dogs, showing the interaction between the canine animal and human.   He paints dogs in different moods and in doing so, he conveys his own emotions. The artist was willing to travel far from home to look for the beauty in nature and to capture dogs in their most natural and impressive actions. As Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) festival and the Year of the Dog approach the artist told Viet Nam News he wanted to highlight the figure of dogs in nature and human life as a way to honour the friendship and faithfulness of dogs with humans.  Kiki and Koko Dương got emotional while recalling the memory of his beloved dogs, Kiki and Koko, which have been with him since he was studying abroad in the early 2000s. Duong said before discovering his love for painting dogs, he studied calligraphy in China, then moved to Australia to increase his knowledge on the subject. But he could not make it his forte and started doing business. He invested all his savings in opening… [Read full story]


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