‘At The River’ is a large framed oil on canvas Impressionist landscape painting of horizontal format created by Vietnamese artist Le Thanh Son in 2012. Featuring an exquisite palette made of purples, greens and blues, the painting is filled with clear, bright colors. Our eye is immediately drawn to the three figure seeking refuge under the shade of a beautiful flowering tree. The vibrant colors of the flowers are perfectly contrasted by the dark tones of reflections in the river. 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.