“Moon Gate” is a medium size contemporary oil on canvas architectural painting created by Vietnamese artist Dao Hai Phong in 2012. Featuring a bold palette made of deep orange, yellow, red and white colors, delicately accented with blue and green highlights, the painting strikes with its ethereal ambiance. The composition is focused on a grouping of old stone houses with slanted roofs, whose warm tones subtly transition to the exquisite sunset behind. The incandescent quality of the sky is mesmerizing and reveals a certain melancholy, at the same time revealing an undeniable sense of happiness. The roughness of the old stones, along with their colder tones contrast beautifully with the smooth and warm quality of the sky.