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Exhibition of artworks honours miners

Update: July, 14/2016 - 18:00
A New Day In Cọc Sáu Coal Mine, painting by Đoàn Văn Thân
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – About 100 artworks, portraying the lives and work of miners, are on display at Exhibition House, 16 Ngô Quyền Street.

The artworks comprise paintings, statues and sketches by 38 artists from Hà Nội, the northern city of Hải Phòng and the northern coastal Quảng Ninh Province.

Different materials such as pastel, oil on canvas, acrylic and coal have been used to create the artworks.

The exhibition includes the latest works of artists from coal-mining areas such as Nam Mẫu, Hòn Gai and Mạo Khê in Quảng Ninh Province.

Paintings by veteran artists are also a highlight of the exhibition.

Nguyễn Việt Hải, 82, is displaying about 32 of his sketches.

“I met miners and befriended them. But it was difficult to convince them to model for the paintings,” Hải said. He is a pioneering artist who went on field trips to Quảng Ninh Province about 50 years ago to record the daily life of miners.

He has also painted beautiful landscapes portraying the mining areas during his career.

The exhibition shows the changes and developments in Quảng Ninh, a hub of coal-mining activity in Việt Nam.

The art exhibition, which ends on July 24, is being organised by the Việt Nam Association of Fine Arts to mark the 80th traditional day of miners that falls on November 12. The display will move to Quảng Ninh Province in November. – VNS


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