The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi (Illustrative photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – A fine arts exhibition opened in Ho Chi Minh City on May 13 to celebrate the 129th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (May 9, 1890 – 2019) and the 50-year implementation of his testament (1969 – 2019).

The event, organised by the HCM City Fine Arts Association, introduces 33 works including oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings, sculptures, wooden carvings and digital art.

The exhibition features artworks of 17 noted artists, including Duong Sen, Nguyen Phu Hau and Pham Hong Phong, portraying the country’s seas and islands, landscapes and daily activities of people of ethnic groups in mountainous regions.

Notably, visitors to the exhibition can enjoy sketches that were created during the southwest and northern border defence wars.

President Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) was the founder of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He laid the foundation and led the Vietnamese revolution to victory in the 20th century with the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945.-VNA