‘Alley’ is a large framed oil on canvas Impressionist landscape painting of vertical format created by Vietnamese artist Le Thanh Son in 2012. Featuring an exquisite palette of red, greens and white, the painting is filled with clear, bright colors. Our eye is drawn down the shaded alley to the open door at the end. The vibrant colors of the over hanging trees are perfectly contrasted by the dark tones of the shadows of the alley and trees above. The delicate interplay of light and shadow creates an intimate atmosphere that touches our senses deeply. The colors, responding to one another beautifully, are applied in petite impressionistic strokes that bring a sense of lightness to the ensemble. Son’s scene is infused with a sense of lighting unsurpassed by any other painter in Vietnam at the moment. Famous for his distinct impressionistic style, he produces here a canvas dedicated to the celebration of life.