Artistic perspectives through children’s lenses

“Why is there only one shoe in your painting? And why is it hanging in mid-air?”

Many questions like this were posed by students of the Art class at Thăng Long School to the artist Ta Duy Tung, during their visit to the 𝐏𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 art exhibition by UOB earlier this month.

When asked for their opinions on the artist’s work, the little ones surprised the audience with their keen observations and thoughtful insights, especially Diệp Chánh. She interpreted the message of this illustration as the spirit of overcoming challenges and striving forward, earning recognition from the creator.

It was thrilling to witness not only the children enjoying and learning more about each piece of art but also having the opportunity to receive guidance on colour mixing and painting techniques from the accomplished artist.

Also in this memorable visit, these budding talents have acquired more skills in pictorial painting techniques, explored different artistic perspectives, and realised that an artwork is not complete without combining meaning and a story that observers can feel and understand.