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Traditional lacquer works on display in Hanoi

by VNA12 March 2020 Last updated at 19:10 PM

FUN IN THE SUN: Sunny Garden, 90 x 145cm, by Ngo Tien Dat from Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
FUN IN THE SUN: Sunny Garden, 90 x 145cm, by Ngo Tien Dat from Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - As many as 100 artists are presenting their paintings at an exhibition dedicated to traditional lacquer art in Hanoi.

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.

The Vietnam 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 Chon’s Auction House.

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 exhibition lasts until March 28.

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