Nov 20, 2019 / 17:33

Hanoi to relocate four-decade-old murals

The Hanoitimes - The murals depict an old-time Hanoi after the bloody war.

Hanoi city is planning to relocate two murals in Hai Ba Trung district, which have aged 40 years, in their entirety in a land clearing project, aiming to preserve a part of Hanoi’s memories, Vietnam News Agency reported. 

 Photo by Lam Khanh/VNA. 
The two mural artworks, which were created in the 1980s, are the rare remnants of Hanoi's past preserved entirely until modern days.

 Photo by Lam Khanh/VNA.
The mural artworks were executed by artist Truong Sinh, each with a different technique including ceramic mosaic tiling and embossment.

 Photo by Lam Khanh/VNA.
The murals depict an old-time Hanoi after the war, marking a new landmark of the urban landscape during the first phase of socialist construction. The murals must be removed for the Ring road 2 construction.

 Photo by Lam Khanh/VNA.
The city’s authorities are planning to relocate these murals to other places.

 Photo by Lam Khanh/VNA.
The ceramic mosaic mural created in 1981 was fairly preserved.

 Photo by Lam Khanh/VNA.
Another mural is embossed with stucco, in the same style of the Soviet propaganda art, featuring the image of a post-war Hanoi, showing the alliance bloc of Farmer, Worker, and Intelligentsia.

 Photo by Lam Khanh/VNA.
The huge murals have been praised by the art critics for their historical values as they could help the young generations understand more about the old days of Hanoi.

 Photo by Lam Khanh/VNA.
The works are the urban precious heritages, engraved in the memories of many Hanoians.