Exhibition on traditional lacquer art opens in Hanoi
As many as 100 artists are presenting their paintings at an exhibition dedicated to traditional lacquer art in Hanoi.
|The exhibition of lacquer paintings is a great event for art lovers. Photos courtesy of Chọn’s Auction House|
The exhibition Vietnamese Lacquer Art is showcasing 100 works created by different generations of Vietnamese artists including Nguyen Huyen, Nguyen Tien Chung, Van Binh, Pham Van Don, Tran Van Ha, Tran Duy, Ngo Minh Cau, and Nguyen Duc Toan. Works by Saeko Ando, a Japanese artist living in Vietnam, are also on display.
|FUN IN THE SUN: Sunny Garden, 90 x 145cm, by Ngo Tien Dat from Hanoi.|
The Việt Nam Book of Records (Viet Kings) recognised it as “the exhibition of traditional lacquer art with the biggest number of authors”.
“It’s our honour to curate and introduce the artworks created by remarkable Vietnamese artists,” said Nguyen Xuan Cuong, president of Chọn’s Auction House.
“It’s a chance for us to acknowledge the achievements of the artists and to show our responsibility in promoting lacquer art and Vietnamese fine arts.”
Palm Trees, 120 x 60 cm (2015) by Tran Van Ninh (1982) from the northern province of Nam Dinh.
The exhibition aims to educate people on traditional lacquer art. It shows the importance of lacquer in traditional art and honours the creativity and sophisticated skills of the artists.
“Lacquer is an important heritage of Vietnamese culture and art. The exhibition introduces the paintings on various subjects such as festivals, flowers, women, landscapes, abstract and portraits,” Cuong said.
The opening ceremony was set to take place yesterday, however due to the novel coronavirus outbreak; it was not held. The exhibition is open for free until March 28 at Chọn’s Auction House, 63 Ham Long Street, Hanoi. — VNS
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