Mural in Hanoi Features Vietnamese, Australian Iconic Architectures
|"Vietnam-Australia architectural imprint" mural. Source: Nguyen Thu Thuy
To celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of Vietnam - Australia diplomactic relations, the Hanoi College of Commerce and Tourism, the Hanoi's Vietnam Australia Friendship Association and the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations organized a Vietnam-Australia Friendship Food and Culture Festival. On this occasion, artist Nguyen Thu Thuy designed a mural with the theme of Vietnamese-Australian architectural imprints on the wall of the college.
Artist Thu Thuy used a modern graphic style to recreate the iconic architectures of Vietnam and Australia. In the center of the picture is the Sydney Opera House. The theater has a unique architecture with the shape of wind-filled sails going to sea, completed in 1973 by architect Jorn Utzon.
This is one of the most symbolic architectural works of the 20th century and one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Architectural Heritage. Artist Thu Thuy used a modern graphic style with pure fresh lines and colors to represent the Sydney Opera House, making the work bright and cheerful against the modern architectural context of Sydney.
Right next to the Sydney Opera House is the Hanoi Opera House. The construction was modeled after the famous Palais Opera Garnier in Paris but with a smaller stature and using construction materials suitable for the northern climate of Vietnam. Its construction was completed in 1911 on August Revolution Square. The work of two architects, Harlay and Broyer, has a bold French Neoclassical look, especially as its facade is meticulously painted in yellow and white neo-classical colors.
Besides the Hanoi Opera House, artist Thu Thuy also shows the One Pillar Pagoda, The Huc Bridge and the Saint Joseph Cathedral as typical architectural works of Hanoi capital. The architectural works are presented in a decorative graphic style with cheerful colors on the background of modern high-rise buildings, covered with vibrant colors.
The mural also carries the Australian Aboriginal spirit and style through the starry sky represented by the dots moving in vivid concentric circles. The painting was done by artist Thu Thuy and associates of Tan Hanoi Art Company.
|Artist Nguyen Thu Thuy, Natalia Peraita and the teachers in the management board of Hanoi College of Commerce and Tourism. Source: Nguyen Thu Thuy
When the painting was completed, the female artist was delighted to invite artist Natalia Peraita who is living and working in Hanoi and the teachers in the management board of Hanoi Trade and Tourism College to wear dresses featuring the flags of different countries. She designed to express international friendship and solidarity in front of the mural "Vietnam Australian architectural imprint".
At the recent Vietnam - Australia Friendship Cultural and Culinary Festival, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski praised the mural. The diplomat spent time talking with Thuy and taking commemorative photos with artists participating in the exhibition at the festival.
A small exhibition of artists from the University of Architecture Nguyen Duc Hung, Trinh Thuan, Le Thanh and painters Nguyen Thanh Tung, Khuc Dinh Duong, Natalia Peraita, Cristina Gonzalez Martin, Nguyen Van Hung contribute to the richness and uniqueness of the festival.
|Australian Ambassador Andrew Goledzinowski next to a mural of Vietnamese-Australian architectural imprints completed by artist Nguyen Thu Thuy and associates of New Hanoi Art Company. Source: Nguyen Thu Thuy
|The mural is 2m60 high and 7m20 long. Source: Nguyen Thu Thuy
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