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The nostagic beauty of Hanoi streets in sketches
Jenna Duong 05:58, 2024/03/19
The tranquil beauty of Chau Long Street in downtown Hanoi is rendered vividly in sketch paintings.

The sketch painting exhibition entitled “Awakening The Architectural Beauty of Chau Long Street Through the Perspective of Urban Sketching" is on display at the Van Xuan Flower Garden, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi until March 24.

This is the result of the Hanoi-themed sketch drawing contest launched by Urban Sketchers Hanoi Group.

According to artist Tran Thi Thanh Thuy, founder of Urban Sketchers Hanoi, the exhibition focuses on discovering and recreating the unique beauty of Chau Long Street through the perspectives of many street sketchers of different ages.

Founded in 2016 by a group of architects including Tran Thi Thanh Thuy, Dinh Hai, Chu Quoc Binh and Nguyen Hoang Lam. Urban Sketchers Hanoi aims to preserve Hanoi’s beauty and spread their love for the city to the community through sketching, raising awareness for the protection and promotion of Hanoi's heritage and cultural values.

The group's founders depict the city's culture, history, art and architecture in their paintings, especially the precious ancient works in the process of urbanization.

The exhibition will continue at the Ngu Xa night food street from March 30 to April 7.

 The sketch entitled "Chau Long Market" by Hoang Quoc Dat
 Another sketch on the theme of Chau Long Street by Hoang Quoc Dat shows the bustling scene of the market.
 Meanwhile, the drawing entitled “A corner of Chau Long Street” by skecher Pham Anh Quan portrays a peaceful landscape with an old building.
 Sketch artist Nguyen Hoang Lan uses neutral colours to evoke her nostalgic feelings about old Hanoi in her sketch of "House No.66 Chau Long Street".
 The sense of calm is conveyed in Vuong Hoang Long's sketch.
 A more colorful sketch of the old house at No.66 Chau Long Street by Luong Vu Lan Anh.
 Tran Nam Long's sketch of the house at No. 36 Chau Long Street, using only black and white colour, has the power to evoke emotions and transport the viewer back to the old days.
 Sketch artist Phong Hoang draws a shoulder-pole seller walking past an old house on Chau Long Street.
 Chau Long Street in Hoang Quoc Dat's vivid sketch.
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