Cuban hero Rodriguez’s paintings and poems displayed in Hanoi

Tuesday, 2018-04-24 17:28:09
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The exhibits in Hanoi include Rodriguez’s colourful water paintings on indigenous Cuban butterflies.
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NDO – An exhibition of the paintings and poems by Cuban hero and artist Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez opened in Hanoi on April 24, as an event to mark the 57th anniversary of the Cuba's Hiron victory (April 19, 1961).

Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez was one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters to be awarded the Hero of the Cuban Republic distinction. During his time in detention and prison, Rodriguez made poems and paintings. He has released 11 poetry collections and has held 13 exhibitions on different topics.

The exhibits in Hanoi include colourful water paintings on indigenous Cuban butterflies, which can be found across the country from the urban to rural areas.

The exhibition also introduces Rodriguez’s poetry collection entitled "The truth names me", which has been translated into various different languages.

Addressing the exhibition, Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez said he was moved to see his works being displayed in Hanoi.

He also praised the Vietnam – Cuba solidarity, which was nurtured by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro.

Nguyen Duy Cuong, Vice President of Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Association, the event’s organiser, said that the exhibition was held to introduce the artworks of the Cuban hero to Vietnamese people, thus helping visitors to grasp a deeper understanding about the land, culture and people of Cuba, as well as the time-honoured friendship and solidarity between the two countries.