Painting to be auctioned to support Gac Ma Island

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A painting by Bui Le Trang will be sold at an auction to raise funds to support families of 64 navy soldiers killed by Chinese soldiers who invaded Viet Nam's Gac Ma Island , part of the Truong Sa ( Spratly ) Archipelago, on March 14 , 1988. Trang donated his painting Gac Ma – Vong Tron Bat Tu (Gac Ma – Immortal Circle ) to the Tri Viet Book Company , which will organise an auction to commemorate the fallen soldiers on War Invalids and Martyrs Day ( July 27 … [Read more...]

Exhibition held on Vietnam’s ownership of Hoang Sa and Truong Sa

An ancient map showing Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos was connected with the islands off Central Vietnam is on display at the exhibition. (Photo: Vietnamplus)

Exhibits affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos were showcased at an exhibition in central Nghe An province’s Vinh city on May 26. The display includes photos, documents, objects and nearly 100 maps, which were discovered earlier by both domestic and international researchers. The displayed materials are in Han (classical Chinese used in Vietnam), Nom (Vietnamese ideographic script), Vietnamese and French languages issued from … [Read more...]

Artists depict soldiers in Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago in portraits

A soldier receives a portrait from an artist on Truong Sa Dong Island in the Truong Sa archipelago. Photo:

Several veteran artists have captured the soldiers in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in lifelike portraits with all their heart during a recent trip there. A delegation of 132 members from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee paid an 11-day visit to islands and maritime platforms in the Truong Sa archipelago earlier this month. … [Read more...]

HCMC artists display outcomes of fieldtrips

An exhibition displaying more than 100 artworks by members of the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association opened on August 7 at the city's Fine Arts Museum. The exhibits were composed by the artists during field trips held by the Vietnam Fine Arts Association last year to various parts of the country. Utilising different media, such as oil, lacquer, silk, wood, stone and bronze, the artists captured the natural beauty and the people's daily activities from areas they visited. Many of them … [Read more...]

‘Towards the East Sea’ caricature exhibition opens in Hanoi

Eighty caricature paintings are on display at an exhibition called 'Towards the East Sea' which was opened at the Exhibition Hall, 16 Ngo Quyen St, Hanoi on June 30 by the Vietnam Fine Arts Association (VFAA). A short time after its launch, the organisers received 198 works from 48 painters across the country. Addressing the opening ceremony, VFAA Chairman Tran Khanh Chuong said together with people nationwide, the painters strongly decried China's blatant act through their latest works … [Read more...]

Senior painter and ‘Heaven, Earth and Man 2’

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Artist Pham Huy Hung has fulfilled a long cherished dream of holding his second painting exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts in HCM City, after a successful exhibition at the Viet Art Center in Hanoi. The present exhibition featured 52 lacquer works and oils on canvas. Born in the north central province of Thanh Hoa, he graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 1999. He chose to pursue a style of painting that is inspired by his feelings and views on life. By experimenting with … [Read more...]