Calligraphy exhibition opens in Hanoi hinh anh 1Calligrapher Pham Van Tuan delivers a brushwork performance at the opening ceremony of the exhibition on February 2 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Forty one classical and avant-garde calligraphy works featuring the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) are being showcased at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi.

The exhibition, entitled “Net Xuan – Art of Nom” is to mark the 88th anniversary of the Vietnam Communist Party (February 3) and welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien lauded the organisation of the exhibition, saying that it offers a chance for the public to enjoy Vietnam’s traditional calligraphy art of the nation.

The works, inspired by poems of late renowned poets in Vietnam’s history, are written in Nom - the Chinese character-based Vietnamese script.

The event also features the brushwork performance and a calligraphy space for the community, where calligraphers teach children how to learn and write Nom scripts.

The event runs until March 2, except for the Tet festival from February 14-17.-VNA