|One of the two murals inaugurated at Nội Bài International Airport. — Photo courtesy of the artist|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Two giant murals portraying beautiful lotuses – the national flower of Việt Nam – have been inaugurated at Nội Bài International Airport, Hà Nội.
The 360sq.m murals cover two walls of the T2 Terminal and depict a lotus pond with the flowers in bloom. The murals are reflected on a real water pond and window system, creating a spectacular view and making it look like a lively lotus pond.
Artists from Tân Hà Nội Company, led by painter Nguyễn Thu Thủy, worked for two months to complete the murals using ceramic pieces.
“Thanks to the windows and the pond, the artworks don’t stay on the walls – they become livelier and more open,” Thủy said at the inauguration ceremony on Thursday.
In the near future, Thủy and her colleagues will complete another mural made from ceramic pieces at the airport. The artwork will show the history and culture of Hà Nội.
Thủy is the creator of many ceramic art projects. A highlight among them is the Ceramic Road along the Red River Dyke.
It earned the city a place in the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest ceramic mosaic. The project, initiated by Thủy, included a six kilometre mural featuring 35 professional artists from Việt Nam and 10 foreign countries, more than 100 artisans from traditional ceramic villages, children and students from the country’s fine arts colleges.
Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, deputy director of the airport, said the murals are part of the effort to upgrade the airport’s service quality and introduce Vietnamese culture and art to international visitors upon their arrival. — VNS