|Vùng Sen (Provincial Village), a lacquer work by Vietnamese artist Nguyễn Gia Trí, is on display at the China Art Museum in Shanghai. Photo thethaovanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — More than 38 paintings in different media by Vietnamese artists are now on display at the Travelling 2017 exhibition at the China Art Museum in Shanghai.
The works, mostly in silk, lacquer and oil, are from Vietnamese modern works, created between the 1940s and 2000s, in Shanghai collections.
A jury composed of museum staff and members of the Shanghai Southeast Asian Culture and Art Exchange Center, the organiser of the event, selected 80 paintings by 20 artists.
Featured works are from artists Nguyễn Gia Trí, Lê Phổ, Vũ Cao Đàm, Mai Trung Thứ and Nguyễn Tư Nghiêm, who graduated from the Fine Arts College of Indochina, which opened in 1925 in Hà Nội.
Trí’s Bản Làng (Provincial Village), a lacquer work, was created in 1940. In October, the piece was part of Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art.
The Travelling 2017 exhibition also features paintings and sculptures by artists from Australia, Serbia, Mongolia and China, the host country.
The showcase will run through March 2018 at the museum. It is expected to attract more than four million viewers. —VNS