Exhibition Brings Historical Architecture Alive

An exhibition showcases the history of Vietnamese architecture through beautiful and colorful painting
March 19, 2022 | 10:13
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Linh Ung Son Tra Complex, Da Nang. Photo: Trai Nghiem Song

For March 20 to 28, the "Ky An Vietnam" painting exhibition will open at No. 6 Le Van Mien, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.

It will host a collection of paintings introducing ancient architecture from all over the country by artist Nguyen Thanh Vu.

Art lovers in Ho Chi Minh city can add this interesting event to your weekend destinations.

Photo: Nguyen Thanh Vu
Photo: Nguyen Thanh Vu

About the artist

Photo: Nguyen Thanh Vu
This is Vu's first solo exhibition. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Vu

Painter Nguyen Thanh Vu (Artist name: Vu) was born in 1995, graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture and has a great passion for painting, especially oil painting.

Vu believes that painting is one of the most effective ways to reflect the true nature of the times.

Pursuing Post-Impressionism, Vu wishes to convey his vitality, enthusiasm as well as youth and peace through his works.

Since the inspiration is architecture, with a great love for the ancient architecture of the country, Vu wants to combine architecture and painting in this first exhibition to everyone to ancient architecture in Vietnam, showing the values ​​and beauty of ancient architecture.

He also wants to give people a window the lively, contemplative and emotional aspects of ancient architecture.

This is a chance to observe how art revives and honors the beauty of the past.

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Ba Danh Pagoda, Ha Nam. Photo: Trai Nghiem Song

The artist presents his interpretation of Mexican culture to celebrate the ancient values, sending a message to visitors:

The lifespan of architecture is a concept in the mind of the people. Architecture lets us know the miracle of our ancestors, and gives us the opportunity to find our own lost pieces.

Looking at the history of the Vietnamese people, Vietnamese architects have created much great architecture for the country and the region.

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Ta Pa Pagoda, An Giang. Photo: Trai Nghiem Song

At the exhibition, you will find colorful paintings of the unique architecture of the ancient Man Viet ethnic group (whose descendants are later Vietnamese) in China, or Nguyen An's Forbidden City, along with religious architectural design across the nation.

It all lays the foundation for pride in the nation's architectural history.

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Thay Pagoda, Hanoi. Photo: Trai Nghiem Song

Another important message of the exhibition is that: history is also the lesson of our ancestors.

Ancient architecture reflects the imprint of the times, from the wars against invaders to the presentation of multiculturalism.

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Citeaux My Ca Monastery, Khanh Hoa. Photo: Trai Nghiem Song

All historical stories appears vibrantly, tinged with historical mystery.

This is a collection of paintings introducing ancient architecture from all over the country. The works stand the test of time.

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