The pen work Công Trình Thế Kỷ (Century Construction) by Lý Cao Tấn, vice chairman of the Cà Mau Literature and Arts Association, is on display at the Đất và Người Cà Mau (Cà Mau’s Land and People) exhibition. — VNS Photo Phương Mai
HCM CITY — The southernmost province of Cà Mau and its people are the main topics of paintings now on display at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.
The Đất và Người Cà Mau (Cà Mau’s Land and People) exhibition is co-organised by the museum and the Museum of Cà Mau.
Cao Hồng Lĩnh, deputy director of the Museum of Cà Mau, said: “The life and images of Cà Mau are rustic but beautiful. They also show the artists’ love of their homeland.”
The exhibition showcases 100 paintings, including 72 works created by 19 artists from the province and others from of the collection of the Fine Arts Museum. The paintings are made of various media such as oil, acrylic, lacquer, or silk.
They focus on the development of Cà Mau and its people’s lives, landscapes and heritage.
Lý Cao Tấn, vice chairman of the Cà Mau Literature and Arts Association, is known for pen and offset prints that highlight the life and development of his hometown, including Công Trình Thế Kỷ (Century Construction) and offset work Cảm Xúc Từ Biển Đảo Cà Mau (Feeling of islands and sea in Cà Mau).
Tấn, who is a graduate of the HCM City Fine Arts University, has had several group exhibitions in Cà Mau and HCM City. He is a member of the Việt Nam Fine Arts Association.
Phan Thái Hoàng and Dư Minh Chiến, who also are graduates from the city’s Fine Arts University, are showing oil paintings featuring landscapes of Cà Mau, such as Mũi Đất Xanh (Green Land) and Vũ Điệu (Dance of the Land).
Wood carving painting Di Sản (Heritage) by Lại Lâm Tùng is on display at the “Đất và Người Cà Mau” (Cà Mau’s Land and People) exhibition. — VNS Photo by Phương Mai
The exhibition also displays paintings by young artists like Phạm Hữu Huỳnh, Đặng Kiều Uyên, and Lại Lâm Tùng, which reflect their love of their fatherland. The highlight is a wood carving painting titled Di Sản (Heritage) to honour đờn ca tài tử, a Southern traditional music genre recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage in 2013.
The exhibition is open until October 12. The museum is at 97A Phó Đức Chính Street in District 1. — VNS