Ho Guom in Dang Tin Tuong’s Paintings

“Ngoc Son Temple 3” (Poonah paper, 60 x 80cm).

Ho Guom (or Hoan Kiem Lake) is the subject that painter Dang Tin Tuong has pursued for many years. Using materials of lacquer, acrylic, Chinese ink, water-colours and do (poonah paper ), Tuong res the landscape of Ho Guom with the neighbouring landmarks of Ngoc Son Temple, Tortoise Tower, But Tower (pen-shaped tower), The Huc Bridge and Hoa Phong Tower.

Via his art, viewers have a chance to behold the Lake in the past with the image of century-old trees and a Bombax tree standing in front of Ngoc Son Temple that was once an indispensable part of the Temple but now no longer exist. Sometimes, with only simple sketchy lines, Tuong helps the viewers perceive the beauty and typical features of the Lake.

Thanks to Dang Tin Tuong, people have a chance to see the area around Ho Guom as it once was.

“Ngoc Son Temple in festive days” (carved lacquer, 120 x 240cm).

“Spring in the land of Vietnam” (carved lacquer, 150 x 360cm).

“Old Ho Guom” (acrylic, 100 x 160cm).

“Red flower season” (acrylic, 80 x 100cm).

PAINTER DANG TIN TUONG:– Born in 1945 in Hai Duong Province.

– Graduating from the Vietnam College of Fine Arts in 1967.

– Working as a painter in the National Fine Arts Studio from 1985 to 2005.

– He has participated in many domestic and international exhibitions, such as the National Fine Arts Exhibition in 1980 and 1989; the exhibition on 50 years of modern Vietnamese paintings at Kochi Fine Arts Museum (Japan).Story: Nguyen Long

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