24/11/2019 12:22 GMT+7 print

Foreign artists portray Hanoi’s old streets

Nearly 500 foreign painters from 18 countries have gathered in Hanoi to portray the beauty of the city in Autumn.

Joining AsiaLink Sketchwalk Hanoi 2019, the artists, aged between 6 and 70, share a common love for Hanoi, a peaceful and friendly city home to numerous cultural heritages.

The artists, who come from Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, France, Malaysia and the Philippines, to name a few, have sketched an array of landmarks in Hanoi’s old quarter. They include Ngoc Son temple, Ba Kieu temple, Ly Thai To’s monument, Tam Phu Linh Tu pagoda, Dong Xuan market, Quan Chuong gate, Hanoi Opera House, Saint Joseph’s Cathedral and streets in the old quarter. Over 1,000 paintings were created during the four-day event held to mark the 65th anniversary of Hanoi’s liberation day (October 10).

Painters at Asia-link Sketchwalk Hanoi pose at the Hanoi Opera House. 

A flag procession of the countries representing the attending painters.

Foreign artists explore Hanoi on a double-decker bus. 

A painting by Vien Phuong (Vietnam).

Finishing paintings of Dong Xuan market. 

The event was attended by six leading artists in Asia, including Kiah Kiean Chng (Malaysia), Elena Kilimova (Russia), Alvin Mark Tan (Singapore) and Darman Angir (Indonesia), who provided six technical training sessions for the participants. 

The event also included three talks with artists Pramote K (Thailand), Tia Boon Sim (Singapore) and Khoo Cheang Jin (Malaysia). There were practice sessions provided by various painters, including Arkar Myo, Akri Mark, Supmanee Chai, Khoo Cheang Jin, Binh Chu, Thuy Duong and Dinh Hai.

Works of art by the artists of Asia-link Sketchwalk Hanoi

 Quan Chuong gate.

 Dong Xuan market.
Saint Joseph’s Cathedral.

Hoan Kiem Lake.

Hang Bac communal house.

Hanoi street food.

Story: Bich Van - Photos: Thanh Giang