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Sketches depict Đà Nẵng's past and present


Hung Vương street, a painting by late Nguyễn Đuc Hạnh, depicts a downtown area of Đa Nẵng days in April 1975 after liberation. Photo courtesy of Đa Nẵng Fine Arts Museum

ĐÀ NẴNG — The Đa Nẵng Fine Arts Museum will host an exhibition of 60 paintings by late artist Nguyễn Đuc Hạnh and young students at 78 Le Duẩn Street from April 27 to May 20.

The museum said the event, entitled Đa Nẵng city- Days After Reunification and Now, would celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Reunification Day and May Day holidays.

Cồn Market in Đa Nẵng, a painting by Hồ Kim Thanh, will go on display at an exhibition in the city on April 29. Photo courtesy of Đa Nẵng Fine Arts Museum

The exhibition will show off 35 sketches by late artist Nguyễn Đuc Hạnh created from September 4, 1975, while 25 others were painted by young students from Đa Nẵng Technology and Science College of Đa Nẵng University.

The exhibition will feature old images of the city from more than 40 years ago and new creations of the young generation on the rapid urbanisation of Đa Nẵng.

View of Sơn Tra, a watercolour sketch by late artist Nguyễn Đuc Hạnh. Photo courtesy of Đa Nẵng Fine Arts Museum

It will officially open at 5pm on April 27.

Last month, the museum displayed an exhibition of the ‘Houei Collection’ from Japanese art collector, Toyokichi Itoh, in celebration of the 46th anniversary of the city’s Liberation Day.

Itoh, a representative of Sun Lease company from Japan, donated a collection of 238 paintings to Đa Nẵng City, and agreed to lease his own 49-painting collection for a free exhibition at the museum.

Đa Nẵng Port, a watercolour painting by Nguyễn Thanh Hiền, is one of 25 paintings by young students in Đa Nẵng that will be displayed on April 29. Photo courtesy of Đa Nẵng Fine Arts Museum 

Itoh, who visited Viet Nam for the first time in 1986, has collected many paintings and artworks of Vietnamese painters, and his 238-painting donation included creations by Vietnamese artists such as Phạm Viết Hồng Lam, Đinh Lực, Duy Vũ, Trần Văn Cần, Tu Duyen and Dương Bích Lien. — VNS

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