An exhibition of paintings by a Vietnamese painter and sculptures by a Hungarian sculptor, which illustrate Finland's folk poetry work, the Kanteletar, opened at the Hang Bai Exhibition House in Hanoi on February 25.
The exhibition, held by the Juminkeko cultural fund of Finland, is expected to help Vietnamese people better understand Finland's folk lyrics and ballads.
Lacquer and gouache paintings by Dang Thu Huong depict the main ideas of the work through images of passionate love, sufferings of poor workers, prayers for a good harvest and peace. Meanwhile, Bakos lldiko chose symbols of the Hungarian culture, including reindeer, the sky, the moon and the stars, for her sculptures.
Before being displayed in Hanoi, the two artists' works were on show in Hungary and Finland.
Reprinted with permission from Nhan Dan Newspaper