Nhan Dan Online – An exhibition entitled ‘Long Bien Bridge – Memories and Today’ opened at No 93. Dinh Tien Hoang street in Hanoi on December 19
On display are two sculptures and 169 pictures in a variety of media, including lacquer, oil, wood and pastel, by 111 members of the Hanoi Fine Arts Association (HFAA) and 60 young painters.
Most of the artists work in a realistic style, focusing their works on the image of the bridge through the two national resistance wars against French colonialism and US imperialism, as well as the lives of residents along the banks of the Red River.
The exhibition is the result of two field trips organised by the HFAA this year, which provided the artists with an opportunity to gather and express their love for the bridge that is a witness to history and a symbol of the city’s architecture and culture.
The opening was more meaningful for the capital’s artists as it coincided with the 65th anniversary of National Resistance Day and the 60th anniversary of when Uncle Ho sent a letter to painters holding an exhibition at Viet Bac base in 1951.
The Long Bien Bridge exhibition will last until December 29.