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Fine Art Oil on Canvas by MINH Saigon Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam Framed Painting

Regular price $550.00

This beautiful piece of fine art oil on canvas painting, signed "MINH," is an original work of art, set in what used to be Saigon, known, now, as Ho Chi Minh City in South Viet Nam. It depicts Saigon in an early evening rainstorm, merchants and shoppers heading home on foot and water buffalo to prepare for the next day, a taxi waiting at the curb in front of The Continental Palace, and the historic Eden Cinema standing across Rue Catinat. This painting is especially poignant, due to the time period, during the American presence. This image captures the sense of a time past through the use of muted shades of yellows and blues, with splashes of pink and red, as white steam rises from busy streets. Bold, white slants pop from the painting as rain pelts the street. 

The Continental Palace became known to Americans as "The Continental Hotel," and was frequently referred to as, “Radio Catinat,” since this was the rendezvous point where correspondents, journalists, politicians and business people talked about politics, the business news, and current events. The familiar saying, “If the walls of the Hotel Continental could speak, they could tell you many stories,” certainly rings true. So, too, does the Eden Cinema hold a historical richness, one of which beckons to the French actor, Marguerite Duras, who frequented the movie house as an outlet from her difficult family life. One can only imagine the artistic inspiration she consumed during her visits.

The frame is wood with a burnished gold effect and small colonial blue outlines.

- I am not an art expert; rather, I have gained knowledge about original art over the years, while collecting and selling lovely pieces. This painting shows no defects, ie. fading, paint falling away, bumps or tears in the canvas. The beautiful gilt and blue frame is undamaged. 

- One (1) original oil on canvas painting in one (1) gilt and blue frame. 

- Product Material: art canvas, oil paints, wood frame
- Product Color: yellows, blues, pink, yellow, white
- Product Dimensions: Painting,  25" x 19 5/8" - Frame,  28 3/4" x 22 1/2" x 1 1/2" 


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