Vietnam is the eastern and southern part of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. The Vietnamese people are descendants of nomadic Mongols from China and migrants from Indonesia. My gallery focuses on the portraits of the human form in Vietnamese art. The use of the human figure in art requires an analysis and admiration of the beauty of the human body in its arrangement. This study means examining all of the components of the natural body structure in various postures and actions. In the pieces to come, whether the body is sitting or standing, the mudras depicted and the figures facial expressions all play a role in how the figures are perceived by the viewers. The first four art works in my gallery all represent different depictions of the human form. My last art work is meant to lead thought into the way animal forms are depicted in Vietnamese art. All four human sculptures are of worshiped figures that were highly treasured by the Vietnamese people. In Asian societies, particularly Vietnamese society, people have a habit of being superstitious and this has been part of their daily life. Their spiritual life and concept of respect are very important Vietnamese traditional cultural values. The figures and the mudras and small details are all carefully determined to symbolize the Vietnamese culture and their religion. Works Cited: "Vietnam." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2016. "Socialist Republic of Vietnam." Culture and Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2016. CRAM101. "E-Study Guide For: Adventures in the Human Spirit by Philip E. Bishop, ISBN 9780205765379." Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2016. "Vietnam Traditional Culture, Vietnam Travel Service, Vietnam Tours, Vietnam Trip, Vietnam Trips, Vietnam Tourist, Vietnam Tourism, Vietnam Travels." Vietnam Traditional Culture, Vietnam Travel Service, Vietnam Tours, Vietnam Trip, Vietnam Trips, Vietnam Tourist, Vietnam Tourism, Vietnam Travels. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2016.