Greatest artworks showcased at Hanoi Museum

The exhibition displays the finest paintings and sculptures produced by artists from all over the country, spanning from 2020 to 2023.


Masterpieces of Vietnam Fine Arts 2023 are on display at the Hanoi Museum, with a total of 300 artworks, out of which 27 exceptional works have received prizes. The top prizes were awarded to two artists: Le Nguyen Chinh from Ho Chi Minh City for his work titled “Rose”, and Vu Quang Sang from Hanoi for his artwork “Phong Ba Tree”. Additionally, six artists were awarded second prizes, ten received third prizes, and nine consolation prizes.

The event was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Department of Art, Photography and Exhibition, the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, and the Vietnam Fine Arts Association. It aimed to showcase the artworks created by Vietnamese painters and sculptors over the past three years.

A lacquer by Le Nguyen Chinh wins first prize.

This exhibition is considered a significant milestone for Vietnam’s fine art sector. It aims to celebrate the creative achievements of painters and sculptors, inspiring them to create new artworks with compelling content and artistic value. The event is also expected to promote Vietnam’s fine art market and expand cultural business.

During the four-month search for the most representative pieces from 2020-2023, the organizing committee received a total of 3,825 artworks from 1,513 artists across 63 provinces and cities. Out of these, the Art Council selected 292 works, including 74 sculptures and 218 paintings, printmaking, and other art forms, for the exhibition.

Sculpture Phong Ba (Heliotropium foertherianum) Tree by Hanoi artist Vu Quang Sang. Photo: Le Trung/The Hanoi Times

Ta Quang Dong, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, emphasized that the 2023 Vietnam Fine Arts Competition and Exhibition aims to evaluate the artistic creations from 2020 to 2023 and highlight the most outstanding works by Vietnamese artists.

According to Dong, the 2023 Vietnam Fine Arts Competition and Exhibition accurately portrays the current Vietnamese artistic landscape, showcasing artists’ thoughts, concerns, and reflections on contemporary life, changes in artistic concepts, and the continuity between different generations of artists.

The exhibition showcases excellent works of art created since 2020. Photo: Le Trung/The Hanoi Times

“The selected artworks for the exhibition possess great artistic and ideological significance and convey clear messages. They feature a variety of expressive forms, materials, and techniques, with innovative research, rich creativity, and diverse visual styles,” said Dong.

The artwork is reminiscent of the social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Le Trung/The Hanoi Times

“A new generation of young artists has emerged with innovative thinking, exploring and experimenting with materials, blending tradition and modernity, national identity and global trends. We can look forward to the further development of Vietnamese fine arts with many high-quality works in the years to come,” he added.

The Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition 2023 will be open until December 20. The artworks can also be viewed online at the website.

Visitors at the exhibition. Photo: Le Trung/The Hanoi Times