Hue becomes a poem capital in Vietnam thanks to its nature-blended architecture. In some aspects, the renaissance of pillar houses contributes to the reconstruction, preservation and protection of cityscape, cultural awareness and consciousness of this Imperial city.
Honoured to present a typewritten poem by the most venerable Buddha Master, Sugata Chon Huong, reigning over Quang Te Temple, whose devotion would grace Buddhism in Hue and Vietnam, gifted to woman intellectual Boi Tran.
“If you yearn for the truth and integrity of something, ask Vinh Phoi.” - Trinh Cong Son
Here’s wishing you, BOI TRAN, health, beauty and prosperity.
I hope the gallery will cooperate and work side by side with a humbled semi skilled and below average painter who, 60 years ago (not so many), was trained and educated in a city of exquisite sceneries and graceful people, Hue.
"Dearly gifted to Ms Boi Tran and Chau a fond memory" - Luu Cong Nhan
"Dearly gifted to my friend Boi Tran" - Diep Minh Chau
“The last sketch of Phai before his quietus. His handwriting is on the reverse." - Painter Nguyen Trong Niet, Bui Xuan Phai's closest companion.
What a pure bliss seeing my second family in Hue. Not only Boi Tran is a dedicated artist, but also a woman of love.
Thank you sister Thuc Doan / Bem for the precious time.
Boi Tran is one of the few outstanding Vietnamese female artists. Her style is heavily influenced by her teacher, Nguyen Trung and she also served as a source of creative inspiration for Nguyen Trung's works. Tran's Elegant in Hue trilogy is presented in a classical European triptych form. They depict a group of beautiful goddesses strolling, sitting and dancing in a glorious garden.