Art for Charity
Students produced a series of captivating artworks that raised over 51 million đồng for the needy.
Art students across the primary and secondary schools contributed artwork for auction at the Family Day Event held on October 22nd at Gamuda Park in Hanoi and organized by the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation. Their paintings and collages were auctioned for charity to help poor children in the Quỳ Hợp District of Nghệ An Province. Altogether, the students' work helped raise an impressive 51,200,000 VNĐ to give to charity.
In these collages, Year 10 and 11 students transcribed still life paintings by Paul Cézanne, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse, as well as contemporary artist Dennis De Caires. They analysed the composition, colour, and value in the original works as they replicated these paintings in another medium.
Students constructed their pieces using patterns and textures of wood, textiles, rice terraces, and the artworks of several prominent artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, Damien Hirst, and Yayoi Kusama. They depict a wide range of objects that are nutritious or conventional in the still life genre, such as foods clipped from advertisements and botanical illustrations and shapely vases and decanters.
In this project, 30 students across Years 10 and 11 worked together to create a whimsical lakeside scene of Hanoi featuring some of the city’s most eminent cultural and historical landmarks, with the school’s colourful campus nestled among them.
The image was initially composed as a digital collage. The pieces were scaled to proportion then printed and traced onto card. Students worked with acrylic paints and fine liner to add value, colour, and detail to each piece, which were subsequently cut and pasted into the final piece. The painting’s title is a translation of Thăng Long– the name Emperor Lý Thái Tổ gave to the capital when it was founded a millennium ago.