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Exhibition showcases Gen Giáp’s life

Update: August, 26/2016 - 12:02
Photos on display.
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A fine arts and photo exhibition on General Võ Nguyên Giáp (1911-2013) has opened in downtown Hà Nội to celebrate his birth anniversary that falls on August 25.

Entitled Võ Nguyên Giáp – Portrait of a Legend, the exhibition has more than 100 photos showcasing the general in the wars against the French and American forces, his efforts to protect the nation’s sovereignty over the sea and islands as well as his relationship with the Vietnamese people and friends abroad.

The images show glimpses of the general’s life, the revolutionary career of a distinguished military commander and a sincere person.

There are also new photos of a park named after him on Sơn Ca Island of Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelago, along with sculptures and paintings of the general and a large portrait of him made of smaller photos.

The exhibition is a joint effort of the Vietnam News Agency Photography Centre and Tân Hà Nội Art Ltd Company. It will run till August 29 at 45 Tràng Tiền Street before being presented as a gift to the residents of Trường Sa Archipelago. — VNS

Photos on display.
Visitors at the exhibition. Courtesy Photo of organisers
Painter Nguyễn Thu Thủy (second from left) with representatives of the Venezuelan embassy near the large portrait of the general made of hundreds of small photos, an art work by Thủy. Courtesy photo of organisers
General Võ Nguyên Giáp’s family members visit the exhibition. Courtesy photo of organisers



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