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Lunar New Year dog paintings show to open in Hà Nội

Update: February, 27/2018 - 09:00
Check it out, dog: Visitors to the exhibition of dog paintings gathering 18 Vietnamese contemporary artists. — VNS Photo Minh Thu
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A little dog waiting at a gate, a stone dog statue guarding a door and a mother dog clinging to her babies are three of the paintings at an exhibition currently underway in Hà Nội.

Rock hard: Stone Dog by Phạm Bình Chương.

To celebrate the Year of the Dog, the exhibition showcased 30 paintings of 18 Vietnamese contemporary artists, including Phan Cẩm Thượng, Thành Chương, Đỗ Dũng and Phạm An Hải.

Sans bark: Waiting by Phạm Bình Chương.

They all find inspiration from dogs – the animal designation of this year, creating a variety of feelings among the gallery’s visitors.

The exhibition is expected to become a unique event to celebrate the year 2018 and become a highlight for Vietnamese arts this year. 

Tender: Mother and Baby Dogs by Phạm Hà Hải.

The event will also help visitors gain new insights and interesting experiences regarding man’s best friend.

The artworks were created in various materials such as acrylic, lacquer, oil on canvas, watercolour and ceramics showing the different way artists approach the theme, said painter Phan Cẩm Thượng.

“Each has his or her own style and inspiration to bring amazing feelings to the audience,” he said.

Dog, dog: Hòa hợp (Harmony) by Đỗ Dũng.

“When lunar New Year comes, Vietnamese painters tend to paint on the theme of the zodiac animal of the year creating an interesting genre of Vietnamese fine arts.”

The exhibition will run until March 10 at Đông A Gallery, 115 Nguyễn Thái Học Street, Hà Nội, admission is free. — VNS


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