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Artwork exhibition focuses on sea and naval forces

Update: May, 06/2015 - 15:54
Among the most eye-catching sculptures at the exhibition is a bed-like sculpture by Tran Trong Tri, who has just returned from Truong Sa. — VNS Photos Le Huong
HA NOI (VNS) — Forty works of sculpture, paintings, graphics and photography, featuring the sea and navy soldiers are on display in Ha Noi to celebrate the Viet Nam People's Navy Force's 60th anniversary.

Twenty-eight lecturers of the Viet Nam Fine Arts University are participating in the exhibition, entitled Bien, Dao To Quoc va Nguoi Chien Sy Hai Quan (Country's Sea, Islands and Navy Soldiers), to express their love for the sea and islands and admiration for navy sailors, through various materials such as oil-on-canvas, acrylic, natural colours and water colours, as well as metal composites and mixed materials.

"The artworks not only depict many beautiful and vivid images of the sea, islands and navy soldiers, but also show the artists' love, responsibilities and belief in the force," Colonel Mai Trong Dinh, an official from the force, said. "The artists have focused on the life and feelings of the sailors working in Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago and DK1 artificial house on the sea."

Sculpture titled No Licence Ships by Nguyen Xuan Thanh

Among the most eye-catching sculptures at the exhibition is a bed-like sculpture by Tran Trong Tri, who has just returned from Truong Sa.

Tri's artwork consists of a wooden platform and a lot of white metal curves representing sea waves on top. In the middle of the "waves" is a drain containing water.

Tri said he was inspired by the single beds used by the sailors on a rescue ship near Truong Sa archipelago.

"The platform represents the bed, which is as stable as the soldiers, despite the fierce waves," he said.

He said his 20-day trip to Truong Sa inspired him a lot in his new artworks based on the themes of water and peace.

The exhibition will run at the Fine Arts University, 42, Yet Kieu Street, till May 20. — VNS

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