Sketches depict Da Nang's past and present

The Da Nang Fine Arts Museum will host an exhibition of 60 paintings by late artist Nguyen Duc Hanh and young students at 78 Le Duan Street from April 27 to May 20.

Sketches depict Da Nang's past and present
Hung Vuong Street, a painting by late Nguyen Duc Hanh, depicts a downtown area of Da Nang days in April 1975 after liberation. Photo courtesy of Da Nang Fine Arts Museum
Sketches depict Da Nang's past and present
Con Market in Da Nang, a painting by Ho Kim Thanh, will go on display at an exhibition in the city on April 29. Photo courtesy of Da Nang Fine Arts Museum

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

The exhibition will show off 35 sketches by late artist Nguyen Duc Hanh created from September 4, 1975, while 25 others were painted by young students from Da Nang Technology and Science College of Da Nang 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 Da Nang.

Sketches depict Da Nang's past and present
View of Son Tra, a watercolour sketch by late artist Nguyen Duc Hanh. Photo courtesy of Da Nang 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 Da Nang City, and agreed to lease his own 49-painting collection for a free exhibition at the museum.

Sketches depict Da Nang's past and present
Da Nang Port, a watercolour painting by Nguyen Thanh Hien, is one of 25 paintings by young students in Da Nang that will be displayed on April 29. Photo courtesy of Da Nang Fine Arts Museum 

Itoh, who visited Vietnam 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 Pham Viet Hong Lam, Dinh Luc, Duy Vu, Tran Van Can, Tu Duyen and Duong Bich Lien.  

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