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Painting exhibition on Soviet Union opens in Hanoi

November 07, 2017 | 13:50

A painting exhibition featuring the Russian October Revolution as well as the people and landscapes in difference places of the Soviet Union opened at the National Museum of Vietnamese History on November 7th.

(VNF) - A painting exhibition featuring the Russian October Revolution as well as the people and landscapes in difference places of the Soviet Union opened at the National Museum of Vietnamese History on November 7th.

Painting exhibition on Soviet Union opens in Hanoi

Painter Tran Quan Ngoc introduces his works to visitors. (Source: VNA)

The exhibition showcases 100 oil and watercolour paintings drawn by painter Tran Quan Ngoc when learning and working in the Soviet Union from 1954 to 1972.

The event, held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution (November 7th, 1917-2017), aimed to disseminate the significance of the revolution for the revolutionary movements in the world and in Vietnam.

Painter Tran Quan Ngoc, born in 1938, owns 250 paintings on the Soviet Union. He is a member of the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association.He graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Faculty of Painting and History at the Moscow State V. I. Lenin Pedagogical Institute, now the Moscow State Pedagogical University, in 1967.

Apart from the 100 paintings exhibited at the National Museum of Vietnamese History, the remaining are on display at another exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City.

This display is his 8th solo exhibition, including the two shows in Russia in 1965 and 1967. He has also participated in many exhibitions with other artists. His artworks are in the collection of collectors at home and abroad, such as Russia, the US, France, Sweden and Denmark.

Tran Quan Ngoc is also an authors of more than 20 books, including Vong quanh nuoc My (around the U.S), Leo nui Phu Si (climbing mount Fuji), Nhung nguoi ban quoc te cua Bac Ho (Uncle Ho’s international friends), Theo buoc chan Nguoi (Following in the footsteps of Uncle Ho).

On this occasion, he presented four paintings to the National Museum of Vietnamese History.

Painting exhibition on Soviet Union opens in Hanoi

A painting of painter Tran Quan Ngoc featuring landscapes of the Soviet Union. (Source: sggp.org.vn)

The October Revolution gave birth to the Soviet Union, the world’s first workers-farmers state, and opened up a new era of international communist and worker movements as well as national liberation worldwide.

The revolution had a significant role in the collapse of the imperialist colony system and opened a new chapter of national independence and a transitional period toward socialism.

Inspired by the October Revolution, the Communist Party of Vietnam led its people to victory, including the August Revolution 1945, Dien Bien Phu victory in 1954 and the Spring victory in 1975.

Despite complicated global developments, the October Revolution has served as a symbol for the strength of socialism. The lessons and experience of the revolution are still important to Vietnam’s reforms as well as national construction and protection./.

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