Exhibition features works of four art teachers

A lacquer painting by Trinh Tuan (Photo: VNA)     Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition in the capital city called As Years Go By, featuring the works of four art teachers, has attracted many people keen on seeing the senior artists’ latest works. The established artists, Trinh Tuan, Vu Huu Nhung, Nguyen Ngoc Quan and Le Anh Vu, are teachers at the Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts. About 30 paintings, sculptures and other items, including oil on canvas, acrylic paintings, ceramic and lacquer works, have been called “multidimensional, vivid portrayals of personal experiences”. Painter Vi Kien Thanh, head of the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition, said at the opening ceremony that it showcased outstanding works by the artists. “Tuan’s works are always new because he is very creative. The colours in his lacquer paintings are not the traditional yellows and reds, but very new and fresh tones. Artist Nhung already has a popular brand, Gom Nhung (Nhung Ceramics). Nhung has succeeded in making ceramic art a daily utility,” said Thanh. On display for the first time in the capital city are ten lacquer paintings by Tuan themed on sen (lotus) and Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Two paintings, Angel 1 and Angel 2, were completed in the last days of 2017. “Many countries in the world have lotuses but there are different ways to feel and think about this flower. I have researched and followed this theme about 20 years. For me, the lotus connotes sexual desires,” Tuan said. Commenting on Angel 1 and Angel 2, artist Dao Hai Phong said: “It is…

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