Artist shows respect for General Vo Nguyen Giap in unique way

VietnamNet – Like other Vietnamese people, Nguyen Minh, a painter in Bien Hoa city, the southern province of Dong Nai, has expressed his love and respect for General Vo Nguyen Giap in his own way.

After spending years collecting 8,800 photos of the revered General, Minh put them together into General Giap’s portrait, measuring 1.2 metres wide and 1.6 metres long.

“I have nurtured the dream of making a large portrait of the General for a long time. The portrait was finally completed after six months, starting from early 2011, right on the occasion of his 100 th birthday,” the painter said.

According to Minh, he wandered through many exhibitions and libraries across the country and spent a lot of time surfing the internet to gather the photos, which are about 1-1.5sq.cm each.

Particularly, the portrait is seen as a book about General Giap’s life, from his childhood to his revolutionary and diplomatic activities, and his old age.

The portrait is now hung near the late General’s altar at his private house at 30 Hoang Dieu Street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi.

Exhibition on General Vo Nguyen Giap opens in Thai Nguyen

A photo exhibition portraying General Vo Nguyen Giap was open in Thai Nguyen city on October 12.

The 120 photos on show depict the revolutionary life of the General while he was working in the northern province of Thai Nguyen during the 1946-1954 resistance war against the French.

They also manifest the deceased’s deep affections and special cares towards the region where he described as his second hometown and people there.

An incense-offering ceremony had been held before the start of the event to commemorate the deceased.

The exhibition will run until October 15.-

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