The Timeline exhibition is being held at the Việt Nam Military History Museum to celebrate the 78th anniversary of Việt Nam’s National Independence Day (September 2)
|Delegates visit the exhibition after the opening ceremony. VNA/|
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HÀ NỘI The Timeline exhibition is being held at the Việt Nam Military History Museum to celebrate the 78th anniversary of Việt Nam’s National Independence Day (September 2).
The exhibition showcases a collection of 60 artworks from both military and non-military artists, focusing on the theme “Armed Forces – Revolutionary War.”
Featuring a mix of sculptures, graphics and paintings, the exhibition aims to highlight the interwoven narratives of the armed forces and the revolutionary struggle that has significantly shaped modern Việt Nam.
Through the eyes of these artists, the audience can gain a better understanding of the lives and the spirit of “Uncle Hồ’s soldiers”, their combat experiences, and their unbreakable bond with the nation.
The exhibition contributes to honouring the silent creative contributions of artist-soldiers during the 30-year national liberation journey (1945-1975) and ongoing efforts towards developing and safeguarding the nation. This is also an opportunity to promote the artworks centred around the theme “Armed Forces – Revolutionary War” to a wider audience.
At the heart of the exhibition are three works by renowned Vietnamese artists and sculptors.
Lê Quốc Lộc’s 1985 lacquer painting “Từ Pác Bó” (From Pác Bó Cave) portrays the iconic figure of President Hồ at the place that birthed the revolution. Đỗ Xuân Doãn’s lacquer painting “Những bà mẹ Việt Nam” (Vietnamese mothers) honours the unwavering strength of Vietnamese mothers throughout history. Sculptor Minh Đỉnh’s 1984 bronze statute “Bác Hồ đi chiến dịch” (President Hồ going on a campaign), meanwhile, is considered one of the artworks that best captures the president’s essence.
|The exhibition introduces to the public a collection of nine sculptures created by famous sculptors, using diverse materials. VNA/|
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The exhibition also includes other 43 paintings and nine sculptures using diverse materials as well as eight graphic works.
Together, they provide vivid visual insights into the struggles for national liberation and the enduring connection between the military and the people.
Notable pieces include Phạm Thanh Tâm’s 1955 water-colour “Biểu diễn văn nghệ trong hầm pháo” (Art performing in an artillery bunker), Tạ Quang Bảo’s composite statue “Đồng đội” (Teammates), and Đỗ Như Điềm’s 2009 woodcut “Cuộc biểu tình của nhân dân Tiền Hải” (The demonstration of Tiền Hải people).
The exhibition is open to the public until the end of September at 28A Điện Biên Phủ Street, Ba Đình District, Hà Nội.