France and Indochina: Cultural Exchange and Artistic Fusion

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (All day)

Time:     10.30 for 10.45 – 3.30
Venue:   All Saints House, Marylebone Passage, 83 Margaret Street,  London W1W 8TB   

Tutor:     Denise Heywood

Cost:      £36 (including coffee but excluding lunch)

When Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos became part of France’s colonial empire, French scholars studied their ancient cultural heritage. The Hindu and Buddhist temples of Angkor, Luang Prabang and Champa became the pearl in the crown of L’Indochine. France also made Indochina visibly French, building elegant cities such as Hanoi and Phnom Penh. French artists taught Vietnamese painters and an ‘Indochinese style’ emerged, a unique fusion of East and West.