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Nearly 70 veteran painters participate in Hanoi exhibition

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Nearly 70 veteran painters are showcasing their artworks at the “Hallmark 2021” exhibition at the Arts Exhibition House in Hanoi.

The exhibition features some 100 paintings and sculptures by established artists from the Elderly Painters Club, most of whom are over 70 years old, such as Nguyen Trong Cat, Tran Huy Oanh, Do Huu Hue, Hoang Cong Luan, Nguyen Van Chung and the 99-year-old painter, Nguyen Minh My.

“Golden Season” by Pham Ngo Vuong, one of the artworks being displayed at the “Hallmark 2021” exhibition

Luong Xuan Doan, chairman of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association, said the event marks the reopening of the Arts Exhibition House after the social distancing period. 

The exhibition is organized annually to celebrate the International Day for Older Persons (October 1) and to honor elderly painters, who still devote themselves to creating precious artworks despite their age.

“Canola Flower Season” by Nguyen Dan Quoc

Most of the artworks on display have not been exhibited before or have just been created this year. They cover diverse themes and were made from various materials such as lacquer, pigment, acrylic, silk, oil and water color.

“Phoenix Flower” by Le Tuyet

Visitors are required to comply with Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures as regulated by the Ministry of Health, including wearing face masks, using hand sanitizers, keeping a safe distance from each other and making a health declaration by scanning the QR code.

The “Hallmark 2021” exhibition runs until October 22 at the Arts Exhibition House, No. 16, Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. 

“Vietnamese Countryside” by Bui Van Khoa

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