By Hồng Linh
HCM CITY – HCM City Fine Arts Museum has launched an exhibition of artworks such as ceramic pieces, art sculptures and paintings as part of its 35th anniversary on September 16.
The exhibition's purpose is to introduce to the public the artistic heritage that the museum has collected and preserved for the past 35 years.
There are 152 artworks on display at the exhibition, including ancient art and modern art.
|The bustling atmosphere of exhibition participants. – VNS Photo Hồng Linh
The ancient artworks are shown in 49 pieces of ceramic with a variety of enamel colours and pattern designs from the 12th to the 20th century. In addition, each item serves a purpose, such as for household usage (wine jugs, tea pots), for religion (censers, incense burners), or for decoration (Nghê statue). Each of them reflects the vitality of ceramic art through the ages.
The modern art artifacts include 103 works of art in sculpture, painting, and sketches, from 1939 to 2021, through notable artists of many generations, which represent a variety of art styles.
Deputy chairman of HCM City Fine Arts Association, Trần Thanh Nam, said, "The museum is enhancing its role in preserving art masterpieces in the south to promote our culture to foreign visitors, and also prevent the drain of artworks out of Việt Nam."
|Nguyễn Quỳnh Anh, a college student at the HCM City College of Culture and Arts in District 1, enjoys the exhibition by taking picture. – VNS Photo Hồng Linh
"The exhibition showed me the beauty of art through the ages. I have learned something about Vietnamese history through the paintings and stories about them," said Nguyễn Quỳnh Anh, a college student at the HCM City College of Culture and Arts, who is a visitor in the exhibition.
|Two university students at Phạm Ngọc Thạch University of Medicine, who live in District 7, with their favourite artwork “Biển Động” (Rough Sea). – VNS Photo Hồng Linh
The exhibition at the museum in District 1 lasts until October 2. – VNS