Mộng: The Shared Dreams of a Remarkable Era

The presence of European artists in French Indochina led to a cultural exchange that resulted in remarkable hybrid styles and forms. The many artists who visited Vietnam between late 19th century through to the mid-20th century found their art revitalised by contact with verdant landscapes and a vibrant local culture. Indochinese artists who studied with French teachers were exposed to European styles and methods – both traditional and modern – which they rapidly absorbed and made their own.