Book on 9 National Treasures in the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum launched

Wednesday, 08/02/2023 12:11
The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and Fine Arts Publishing House have collaborated to release a book entitled “9 National Treasures in the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum” in both English and Vietnamese.
Book on 9 National Treasures in the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum launched 

The 115-page book introduces the creators and the nine national treasures, including their features and artistic values.

It will help readers learn about Vietnamese fine arts and the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum collection in particular.

Among them are five artefacts that became national treasures in 2013, including the statue of Quan Am (Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara) originating from the Hoi Ha Pagoda in Vinh Phuc province, the Statue of Queen Trinh Thi Ngoc Truc originating from Mat Pagoda in Thanh Hóa province, oil painting Em Thuy (Little Sister Thuy) by artist Tran Van Can (1910-1994), the oil painting Hai Thieu Nu vaf Em Be (Two Girls and a Child) by painter To Ngoc Van (1906 - 1954), and a lacquer painting Ket Nap Dang o Dien Bien Phu (Party Admission Ceremony in Dien Bien Phu) by painter Nguyen Sang (1923-1988).

Four artefacts recognised as national treasures in 2017 are a pair of doors carved with dragon motifs of Keo Pagoda in Thai Binh province, lacquer painting Bac Ho o Chien Khu Viet Bac (Uncle Ho in the Viet Bac War Zone) by painter Duong Bich Lien (1924-1988), the standing screen by painter Nguyen Gia Tri (1908 - 1993) and the lacquer painting Saint Giong by artist Nguyen Tu Nghiem (1918-2016).

One of the national treasures featured in the book, the artwork Party Admission Ceremony in Dien Bien Phu Battlefield, was completed by Nguyen Sang in 1963, nine years after the Dien Bien Phu Victory. This year marks 60 years since the painter created the lacquer painting and ten years since it was recognised as a national treasure of Vietnam. The lacquer painting depicts the Party admission ceremony, which took place on the Dien Bien Battlefield, an important event for each soldier./.