|Gái Quê (Rural Woman), one of 63 oil and lacquer paintings by female artists of the Tranh Việt Club at the exhibition Từ Mùa Thu Ấy, which opened yesterday in HCM City to celebrate the 87th anniversary of Vietnamese Women’s Day on October 20. — Photo courtesy of the show’s organiser|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— An exhibition of paintings by female members of the Tranh Việt Club opened in HCM City to celebrate the 87th anniversary of Vietnamese Women’s Day on October 20.
Từ Mùa Thu Ấy (From the Autumn) displays 63 oil and lacquer works and its underlying theme is “women is the world”.
All paintings were selected from the artists’ latest collections of landscapes, daily life and ethnic minority women and children in different places and remote areas across the country.
“Female artists of Tranh Việt Club highlight the beauty of Vietnamese women in their art. Their showcase, Từ Mùa Thu Ấy, will capture the hearts of viewers, particularly males,” said Phạm Huy Hoàng, a final-year student at the HCM City University of Architecture, at the event’s opening ceremony last night.
Hoàng’s favourite work is Gái Quê (Rural Woman), an oil painting in pink and black by artist Kim Dung.
“Gái Quê is lively. The artist portrays a woman in traditional clothes sitting with baskets of fresh lotuses. I can smell the beautiful flowers,” he said.
Established in 2005, the Tranh Việt Club organises painting exhibitions and artistic activities to help its members share their art.
The exhibition is on display at the HCM City Labour Palace, 55B Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street, District 3. It will close on October 23. Entrance is free. —VNS