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Children's Tết paintings celebrate New Year

Update: December, 27/2021 - 08:57


Khát vọng xuân (Spring Aspiration), an oil painting by Lê Ngân Thủy, depicts a hopeful new year in 2022. — Photo courtesy of Kha Nguyễn 

ĐÀ NẴNG — A selection of 57 paintings by children are on display at the New Spring – New Artworks exhibition in celebration of the coming Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays in the central city of Đà Nẵng.

The exhibition collected 1,380 paintings of children in age groups from six to 15 years-old in the city, and the best ones were assigned for public display through the Tết holidays.

Vui Xuân Nhâm Dần (Celebration Year of Tiger) – a painting by Hoàng Xuân Mai, a student of Đức Trí junior secondary school in Đà Nẵng, was selected for display at Đà Nẵng's Fine Arts Museum on December 25. — Photo courtesy of Trương Kha 

Most of the paintings focus on Tết festival – the country's biggest traditional holiday – and the emotions of children seeing in the new year.

Children in the city had made their endeavour in a challenging year, with many creating artworks when they were homeschooling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tiễn Trâu Đón Hổ (Goodbye year of Buffalo, celebration year of Tiger) – a water colour painting by Đỗ Vân Anh, a junior secondary school in Đà Nẵng. It will be exhibited in Đà Nẵng from December 25 to February 20. — Photo courtesy of Trinh Nguyễn 

The exhibition opens from December 25 to February 20 at the city’s Fine Arts Museum, 78 Lê Duẩn Street, a favourite visited site for locals and tourists during Tết holiday, after most art exhibitions and performances were cancelled due to COVID-19 through 2020-21.

Du Xuân Cùng Gia Đình (Traveling for Tết with family) – a watercolour by Nguyễn Nhã Khanh, from Trần Cao Vân primary school in Đà Nẵng. — Photo courtesy of Đà Nẵng Fine Arts Museum

In August, 25 paintings by 16 children on the COVID-19 fight went on display at the museum. — VNS

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