|Romance in the air: A floral work entitled "Love in the Moonlight" by florist Lê Thanh Sơn. — VNS Photo Bạch Liên|
HÀ NỘI — Twenty Vietnamese flower artisans are displaying original floral installation works at a new exhibition in Hà Nội to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
The exhibition, entitled Love Party, opened on Saturday at the Vietnam Women’s Museum, and will run until Wednesday, February 15.
“With this event, we want to bring an original playground to the young people in Hà Nội, and an interesting place for lovers on the occasion of Valentine’s Day,” said the museum’s director, Nguyễn Thị Bích Vân.
“The 20 floral installions were created by skillful hands of talented artisans. We expect it to be an ideal background for young people to take photos to capture the beautiful moments of this special day,” she added.
The artisans tell love stories through the colours and perfume of fresh (real) and artificial flowers made of clay and silk.
At the entrance of the museum visitors can admire the romantic European Garden created by Meritorious Artisan Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, which includes tulips, hortensia and other flowers, as well as small statues and a small artificial lake.
Another artwork, installed in the middle of the museum’s yard, is entitled Colours of Love. Created by artisan Hoàng Thu Nga from the Jolie flower company, 1,000 silk roses spell out the word “LOVE”.
Other highlights of the exhibition are a three-metre tall work made with thousands of small flowers, featuring the portrait of a happy young woman getting a flower basket sent by her lover.
Another work, entitled Love Party Japanese style, made by artisan Lê Thị Ngọc Quỳnh from the Yukiko Design Company, portrays a party with chocolates, candles and flowers made of clay and decorated in the Japanese Ikebana flower arrangement art.
Visitors can also enjoy Flamenco music performed by musicians from the Vietnam National Academy of Music, from 8pm to 10pm until Tuesday (February 14).
The museum is located at 36 Lý Thường Kiệt Street, Hà Nội. Entrance is free. — VNS
|Skillful hands: "European Garden" created by Meritorious Artisan Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng. — VNS Photo Bạch Liên|
|Playground for lovers: Artwork entitled "Colours of Love" made of 1,000 silk roses. — VNS Photo Bạch Liên|
|Valentine’s Day: Artwork entitled "Love Story" made with thousands of small flowers, featuring the portrait of a happy young woman getting a flower basket from her lover. — VNS Photo Bạch Liên|