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Aug 27, 2023 / 13:13

Explore Vietnam's beauty through fine arts

The exhibition Our Country at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum features 80 landscape paintings of different styles, materials and colors, created from the 1930s to the late 2000s.

On the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, an exhibition entitled "Our Country" opened in Hanoi, featuring more than 80 remarkable landscape paintings created between 1930 and 2007.

The paintings were selected from the museum's modern art collection and were created by renowned artists of different generations, including painters who graduated from the Indochina Art School and those who were trained in the Resistance Art courses, as well as younger generations of artists.

 Visitors at the exhibition. Photo: VNA

The artists belonging to the Indochinese Art School (1925-1945) include Luong Xuan Nhi, Nguyen Van Ty, Phan Ke An, and Huynh Van Thuan, while the generation of artists born during the war of resistance comprises Luu Cong Nhan, Duong Ngoc Canh, and Tran Thanh Ngoc. The most contemporary artists are Do Thi Ninh, Le Van Hai, and Dang Thi Khue.

The beauty of different regions of Vietnam is vividly depicted through the artists' perspectives and diverse styles. Popular destinations in the country such as Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc are depicted in the exhibition, reflecting the artists' love for their homeland.

Each artist brings a unique, rich, and diverse image of the country. Among the outstanding paintings are those depicting famous landscapes or destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Da Lat, Dong Van Plateau, Perfume River, to familiar corners such as old streets, ponds, mountains, and village roads.

The series of paintings in the exhibition also cover the entire topographical terrain of Vietnam, from the northern mountainous areas to the central plains, forests, coastal areas, and islands.

The country is an inspiration for many art forms. It is an endless source of emotions that every artist wants to convey through affection and talent, said Director of the Vietnam Fine Art Museum Nguyen Anh Minh.

Oil painting Hanoi Village in Lam Dong Economic Zone (Pham Duc Phong, 1978)

This is the first time the museum has combined a conventional method of displaying the artworks with digital technology and cinematography. With this new experience, the exhibition is expected to nourish the love for art and country, he noted.

In addition to displaying original works, the combination of projection techniques and cinematography provides the public with a new way to enjoy the works, taking advantage of the superiority of digital technology, opening up new directions and new solutions in the display of fine artworks, so that exhibitions will not be limited by space and time, but still strictly preserve the original artifact.

"Thanks to technology, more opportunities will be opened up to promote the value of paintings, especially precious works, and national treasures will appear more often and be more accessible to the art-loving public at home and abroad," said Director Minh.

The exhibition runs until September 10 at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi.