The exhibition titled “Dat Nuoc Toi” (Our Country) showcases a magnificent collection of landscape paintings from the Modern Art Collection of the museum. The selected paintings, created between 1945-2007, feature renowned artists from different generations. These include graduates of the Indochina Fine Art School, such as Luong Xuan Nhi, Nguyen Van Ty, Tran Dinh Tho, Huynh Van Thuan, Phan Ke An, and artists trained in Resistance Art courses like Luu Cong Nhan and Dao Duc. The exhibition also features the works of artists from subsequent generations, including Tran Thanh Ngoc, Nguyen Thanh Chau, Do Duc, and Do Thi Ninh.
The country serves as an inspiration for various art forms, including literature, music, cinema, and theatre, said Nguyen Anh Minh, Director of the museum, during the opening ceremony on August 24.
“For fine art, the country is a sacred calling, an endless source of emotions that each artist wants to express their patriotism with profound affection and talent,” Minh expressed.
These paintings, with their rich and vivid visual language, successfully convey the beauty of various regions across the country. Visitors to the exhibition can admire popular destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Da Lat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, Dong Van in the northern province of Ha Giang, Huong River in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue, as well as familiar sceneries like old streets, duckweed ponds, coconut groves, and village roads.
This collection captures the essence of the homeland through the lenses of talented artists. From historic mountainous sites like Ban Gioc, Pac Bo, and Con Son, to the midlands with the Hung Kings Temple, and coastal areas like Nha Trang and Phu Quoc in the south, all are poetically portrayed with deep love for the motherland.
Each artwork in the exhibition showcases a unique style and penmanship, yet all are infused with the artist’s profound love for their homeland. Notably, this is the museum’s first exhibition to combine original paintings with digital projection and motion graphic technology.
The museum aims to provide visitors with a unique experience of viewing artworks through technology, breaking the limitations of time and space, added Minh.
The exhibition will run until September 10.