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Đà Nẵng Airport transformed into tropical garden

Update: April, 06/2017 - 16:30
Group of artist from Tân Hà Nội Company work at the airport. – Photo courtesy of Tân Hà Nội Company
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HÀ NỘI – The first decorative mural painting, part of an art project to turn Đà Nẵng Airport into a tropical garden, by artists from Tân Hà Nội Art Company was recently completed.

The painting, made by paints produced by French-based industrial paint producer Guard Industrie, covers a pillar which is 7.4m in height and 6.4m in diameter with bright images of plants and flowers.

Painter Nguyễn Thu Thủy, head of the group, said she wanted to transform the severe-looking cement pillars by painting enlarged images of popular tropical plants of Việt Nam, such as banana and water sweet potato.

“We used to apply acrylic paint in the domestic space,” she said, “We hardly did any outdoor painting with acrylic paint as it would fade due to the weather until I was introduced to this painting material.”

“I know Guard Industrie often provides nano paint protecting concrete and stone surfaces for several works worldwide. Many old buildings in Europe have been renovated by paints produced by the company,” she said.

Right after the mural was completed earlier this week at the airport, two experts from the company tested the paint’s durability by pouring water on the mural and rubbing the surface with towels — the colours did not fade.

Thủy has often used ceramic and porcelain material in various decorative works throughout the country, including the ceramic road at the Hà Nội dyke along Hồng (Red) River and the ceramic flag on Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.  VNS

 

Painter Nguyễn Thu Thủy works on the painting. – Photo courtesy of Tân Hà Nội Company
The first mural painting has been completed at Đà Nẵng Airport. – Photo courtesy of Tân Hà Nội Company

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