Foreign artist makes portrait of president Ho Chi Minh with paper pieces
(VNF) - Mustapha Boutadjine, an Algerian-French visual artist, has presented the Vietnamese Embassy in France with a portrait of late President Ho Chi Minh made of small pieces of paper on October 11th.
Mustapha Boutadjine (M) and historian Alain Ruscio (L) present the portrait to Ambassador Son. (Photo: VNA)
The picture, measuring 1m and 0.8m, was created by Mustapha Boutadjine, who connected pieces of coloured magazine paper to form the portrait.
Attended the event were Vietnamese Ambassador to France Nguyen Ngoc Son, Honorary Senator Helene Luc, Director of CID-Vietnam (French-based information centre focusing on contemporary Vietnam) Alain Ruscio, representatives from the France-Vietnam Friendship Association and the Vietnamese People's Association in France.
At the presentation, Boutadjine expressed his admiration for the late President of Vietnam, noting that the portrait is part of his works about leaders of the world’s revolutionary movements.
Being of Algerian origin, a country that like Vietnam fought against French colonialists in the 1950s, he loves and feels close to the Vietnamese people, he added.
Vietnamese Ambassador to France Nguyen Ngoc Son rejoiced at receiving the portrait, which he said is a demonstration of the Algerian and French people’s sentiment towards the late President Ho Chi Minh.
He said last February, the family of French Professor Pierre Biquard presented him with a woolen cap that Biquard received as a gift from President Ho Chi Minh when he led a delegation of France’s peace movement to Vietnam in January 1969.
The woolen cap and other photos also presented by the Biquard family were later sent to the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Vietnam./.
Mural of Ho Chi Minh with paper pieces. (Source: artbribus.com)
( Compiled by VNF )