A group art exhibition featuring paintings, created on jute-made canvases and papers is underway at the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro in Bangla Motor.
Organised by Pater Lorai, the exhibition aims to promote jute products and its diversified use and mark the National Jute Day, which will be observed tomorrow.
The exhibition titled ‘Pater Canvas-e Bangladesh’ features 35 paintings of 18 artists as well as some drawings on jute-made papers by 36 child artists.
But none of the displayed works at the show contain name of any artist or title of the artwork.
The organisers said their intention was to promote jute and to revive its lost glory but not to promote artists.
The displayed paintings depict various themes including cultural heritages and scenic beauties of the country, the Liberation War, prominent figures, and others.
One of the paintings shows a portrait of master artist SM Sultan. The artist has pencil sketched Sultan’s face on a yellow canvas.
Another painting shows a rural lass playing in a bush amidst wild flowers and ferns.
An unnamed artist has pasted threads of different colours to create various designs and motifs on a canvas.
The drawings done by child artists are also diverse in subject matter. They depict rivers, flowers, birds, scene of villages, battle fields, skyscraping buildings, and others.
‘The exhibition is our first venture and we will continue to promote jute through more such shows in the future,’ one of the founders of Pater Lorai Ibrahim Khalil told New Age.
Khalil also said they had dedicated the exhibition to SM Sultan, who used jute to make paintings.
Inaugurated by eminent sculptor Hamiduzzaman Khan on March 3, the three-day exhibition, ending today, is open from 3pm to 8pm.
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