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To promote its temporary exhibition, “The propaganda paintings and posters in the resistance war against French colonialists 1946 – 1954”, opened to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu victory (7/5/1954-7/5/2014) and to introduce the public the propaganda paintings and posters and the artists of that time. A talk called “Learn about the propaganda paintings and posters in the resistance war against French colonialists” has been organized by the Communication Department, VNMH, in the morning of 28-5-2014.

The speaker was People’s Artist - Dr. Ngo Manh Lan. The talk was attended by students of University of Central Arts Teaching and Education, University of Culture, University of Industrial Fine Arts and VNMH officers.

Overall view of the talk

Artist Ngo Manh Lan was born on 9/11/1934 in To village, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi. He studied in Vietnam Fine Arts University in 1950-1953 in the course called “resistance course”. By the end of 1953, he went to army (at the Capital Regiment) and joined the Dien Bien Phu battle. During 1956-1962, he studied in Soviet Cinematography University (VGIK). He has been a member of Vietnamese Fine Arts Association (since 1962). In 1984, he succeeded the PhD thesis in Moscow and now holding the Associate Professor. He got the People’s Artist in 1997. Ngo Manh Lan has many works for the revolutionary and army forces. Namely, “Trước giờ xuất kích” (Before a sortie, 1964, oil painting), “Nữ dân quân ngoại thành” (A suburban military woman, 1968, oil painting), Chiến sĩ Điện Biên (Dien Bien soldier, 2000, oil painting), “Mặt trận Ðiện Biên Phủ” (Dien Bien Phu Battle), “Chuẩn bị đánh đồn A1” (Before attack A1 base), “Quân và dân Nam Ðịnh đắp đê chống lụt” (Soldiers and people in Nam Dinh province building the dyke).

M.A Nguyen Thi Tuong Khanh – Vice Manager of Communication Department is welcoming the guests

Also, Ngo Manh Lan is the author of many propaganda posters, stamps, picture stories and children books (first prize in Graphical Arts Exhibition 1975-1985, State Prize on Arts and Literature, 2007, and many medals and awards).

Artist Ngo Manh Lan

Through the stories he told, we can understand: the propaganda paintings and posters in the 9 years of resistance war against French colonialists 1946-1954 was made in the difficult time or war, though it was made by hand only or with very simple technique, lithographic methods, wood-block prints or few in fried clay. It has a language for itself as an art form, which possesses a strong power of aesthetic expression and meets the aesthetic taste of the broad masses. It reflects the important events in our national history, the guidelines and policies of our Party and State as well as the people’s activities in the resistance war against French invaders, thus making a significant contribution to the triumph of the Resistance.

The painting: The portrait of Dien Bien soldier by Artist Ngo Manh Lan

Artist Ngo Manh Lan has a large number of propaganda paintings. In the talk, he promised to donate a book of graphical paintings made by him and some of his paintings.

Artist Ngo Manh Lan presented the book “Graphical works of Ngo Manh Lan” to VNMH

Time goes by, the propaganda paintings and posters have become the memories and cultural heritage. VNMH is honor to preserve those works of arts and trying to promote them to public in vivid ways.

The painting: The suburban military woman by Artist Ngo Manh Lan, 1968

News/photos: Minh Vượng

EN: Tran Trang

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