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Old Hanoi looks bright in children’s sketches

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 14:46 GMT+7
Old Hanoi looks bright in children’s sketches
A painting by Ngoc Tram of the Giang Vo communal house in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

A Hanoi-based sketching group, whose members as young as six frequently wander the Vietnamese capital to capture different locations, indoors and outdoors, from what they see first-hand, showcased their works at a week-long exhibition earlier this month.

Adult painters usually look at the millennia-old capital through nostalgic lens but the young members of Urban Sketchers Hanoi, a group for kids who have an enthusiasm for street painting, make every nook and cranny of the city look bright and colorful.

The typical images of Hanoi, including the old houses, buildings, temples, and markets, are always depicted lively and vibrant through the innocent eyes of these ‘children artists.’

Urban Sketchers Hanoi organizes trips around the capital on a frequent basis for its young members to tell the story of their surroundings, the places they live, and where they travel through paintings.

Below are artworks of the little sketchers, aged six to 13, that were showcased at an exhibition from May 31 to June 7.

A painting by Tat Khanh Hanoi Opera House in Hoan Kiem District

A painting by Tat Khanh shows the Hanoi Opera House in Hoan Kiem District.

A painting by Minh Anh depicts Giang Vo communal house in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

A painting by Minh Anh depicts the Giang Vo communal house in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

A painting by Tat Khanh depicts Giang Vo communal house in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

A painting by Tat Khanh depicts the Giang Vo communal house in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

A painting by Tat Khanh depicts Hang Luoc Lunar New Year market in Tay Ho District, Hanoi

A painting by Tat Khanh depicts the Hang Luoc Lunar New Year market in Tay Ho District, Hanoi.

A painting by An Duy depicts Hang Bac Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

A painting by An Duy depicts Hang Bac Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

A painting by An Duy depicts a French-architected house on Nguyen Gia Thieu Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

A painting by An Duy depicts a French-architecture house on Nguyen Gia Thieu Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

A painting by Nguyen Tan depicts Giang Vo communal house in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

A painting by Nguyen Tan of the Giang Vo communal house in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

A painting by Minh Anh depicts Hanoi Railway Station Hoan Kiem District

A painting by Minh Anh of the Hanoi Railway Station in Hoan Kiem District

A painting by Ngoc Tram depicts Quang An Lunar New Year market in Tay Ho District, Hanoi

A painting by Ngoc Tram of the Quang An Lunar New Year market in Tay Ho District, Hanoi

A painting by Ngoc Tram depicts Nghia Tan market in Cau Giay District, Hanoi

A painting by Ngoc Tram of the Nghia Tan market in Cau Giay District, Hanoi

A painting by Thuy Anh depicts a train passing through Hanoi

A painting by Thuy Anh of a train passing through Hanoi

A painting by An Duy depicts Giang Vo communal house in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

A painting by An Duy of the Giang Vo communal house in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

A painting by Minh Anh depicts Hang Ma Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

A painting by Minh Anh of Hang Ma Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

A painting by Minh Anh depicts Kim Ngan Temple in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

A painting by Minh Anh of Kim Ngan Temple in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

A painting by Tat Khanh depicts Hang Chai Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

A painting by Tat Khanh of Hang Chai Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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