|Women's day: Cham Vao (Touching) by Vo Anh Xuan Thuong depicts women and flowers.
HCM CITY (VNS)— Ten female artists from Fine Arts College in Ha Noi and HCM City are showcasing works in different media as a celebration of the beauty of women.
The works, including oil and lacquer paintings, watercolors and mixed media, are "a gift of love presented to Vietnamese women, old and young," said painter Vo Anh Xuan Thuong of HCM City Fine Arts University.
She said the works are based on fond memories and loves of their lives.
Thuong's Cham Vao (Touching) shows an attractive young woman standing with flowers.
The exhibition's highlights including Vuon Hong (Rose in Blossom) and Thu Vang (Golden Fall), both in oil by Dang Thi Duong and Nguyen Thi Thuy Van, with vivid red and yellow colours that indicate dreams and passions.
Vuon Hong features the beauty of roses in the wind and sunshine, while Thu Vang depicts the purity of autumn.
"The beauty of the women and flowers is accessible and matches the traditional Vietnamese concept of beauty. Through their works, I find unlimited inspiration in women," said Nguyen Thao Trang, a student at HCM City Fine Arts University.
"Women hold up half of the sky," she added.
The exhibition can be seen at the HCM City Exhibition House, 92 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1. It closes next Tuesday. — VNS