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Arts exhibition reviews memories of revolutionary era

Update: October, 28/2019 - 02:03


Visitors view artworks at an exhibition on the armed forces and the revolutionary war of Việt Nam at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum. Photo courtesy of the organiser

HCM CITY — An exhibition on the revolutionary war and the armed forces of Việt Nam, featuring the people’s hopes for peace, has opened at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.

The Việt Nam Military History Museum organised the exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Army of Việt Nam on December 22.

It showcases 118 paintings and 30 sculptures created by 142 artists nationwide, selected among 491 works sent to the museum during a creative art campaign from 2014-2019.

The works use a variety of materials, including oil, acrylic, watercolour, silk, lacquer, copper, zinc and mixed media.

Highlighted works feature soldiers and residents during the resistance wars that liberated the country.

On display are works that send messages about soldiers and people’s patriotism and solidarity, as well as the love they have for each other and their hope for peace.

The exhibit also focuses on the development of the People’s Army of Việt Nam, and the cause of building and protecting the country.

The organisers have praised prominent works like the silk painting Đường vào chiến dịch (Way to Revolutionary Campaign) by Nguyễn Đăng Khoát of HCM City, Tuổi hai mươi (Soldiers in Twenties), an oil painting by Ngân Chài of Hà Nội, and a metal sculpture Thành cổ Quảng Trị (Ancient Citadel of Quảng Trị) by Nguyễn Tân of Đắk Lắk.

The exhibition will close on October 30. The Fine Arts Museum is at 97A Phó Đức Chính Street in District 1. — VNS

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