|Heroic: A portrait of Arim, an ethnic woman in the central highlands who used to hide over 200 cadres and immigrants in the area close to the enemy’s area. The portrait was made by artist Tran Viet Son in 1969. The copied version of the painting is on display at Dak Lak Museum. — Photo courtesy of the exhibition|
The event aims to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the national liberation day as well as celebrate the upcoming Ethnic Culture Day and International Workers’ Day which falls on May 1.
The highlight of the exhibition is 40 copied works portraying the battlefields of the central region and highlands during the resistance wars, the originals of which have been selected among more than 3,000 sketches of the resistance wars and have been presented by HCM City’s Museum of Fine Arts.
“The copies have been created by photographing the original paintings within ‘Sketches of the Resistance Wars’ and printing them with digital technology,” Nguyen Thuy Phuong Hieu, the general director of the museum, said.
“The original paintings could not be put on display because the exhibiting environment of Dak Lak could not meet their preservation requirements.”
According to the director, the exhibition will offer viewers an insight into the tough but heroic and resilient life of the Vietnamese people and soldiers during their fight for national liberation, and therefore praise the revolutionary traditions and nurture a sense of patriotism among younger generations.
“It is also expected to introduce to viewers a special kind of sketch that was developed during the wars that took place in Vietnam since early 20th century. Those sketches are considered a precious source of documentation for the nation’s history and considered the highlight of Vietnam’s modern arts,” Hieu said, adding that the event would also create a rendezvous for art enthusiasts and improve the understanding about arts among people.
The exhibition will conclude on September 30.
Also on this occasion, on April 28-30, an experimental programme titled “The Echo of the Forest”, will be held at the museum. Participants can immerse themselves in authentic local cultural environments by joining dances and performances of traditional musical instruments with local ethnic minorities.