51 artists present oriental paintings

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:29, Oct 10,2017 | Updated: 22:58, Oct 10,2017

 
 

A visitor at the exhibition. — Snigdha Zaman

Fifty one local and Indian artists are displaying oriental paintings in a group show organised by Oriental Painting Study Group at Zainul Gallery, Dhaka University.
Most of the 80 colourful paintings on display have been created by 25 local and 26 Indian artists following the watercolour-based oriental painting technique, which gives a dreamy image of the objects, mostly women in midst of nature, on the canvas.
There are some experimental works done in other mediums such as tempera, brush drawing, acrylic and mixed media.
It is the seventh annual group show organised by the group and it was inaugurated on Monday.
One of the displayed paintings titled ‘Village Women’ by Indra Dugar depicts detailed image of three rural women, who in colourful attires fill-up water-pots in a river.
Another Indian artist Kshitindranath Majumdar in his untitled watercolour-based painting also draws delicate lyrical lines to give details of a woman figure standing in a pensive mood.
Mintu Naiya has created the illusion by using wash technique on his watercolour-based painting, Awaiting Woman, which depicts image of a woman sitting underneath a tree on the bank of a river as if the legendary character Radha is waiting for Lord Krishna.
Enakshi Das Gautam in his spectacular painting, Honeymoon, however, presents two white pigeons sitting on a branch of a tree while Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury’s watercolour-based Landscape captures the beauty of a rural field.
Indian artists like Benode Behari Mukherjee, Biren De, Mrinal Kanti Das, Anuradha Gayen and Kshitindranath Majumdar also present some spectacular paintings at the show.
But, the local artists seem to have done more experimentation in terms of use of colours and compositions in their oriental paintings.
Abdus Satter’s acrylic-based work titled ‘Korean Fish’ demonstrates his skill on creating multilayered composition on the canvas while creating the image of a running fish under the water.
Malay Bala’s untitled watercolour-based painting depicts the bond between man and nature by depicting image of two human figures merging with the surroundings.
Sushanta Kumar Adhikary’s Banalata is also a remarkable figure painting that depicts imaginary image of poet Jibananda Das’ famous character Banalat Sen.
Zahid Mustafa’s Gayen and Kantideb Adhikary’s Selfie are also examples of quality experimentations.
Jean-Nesar Osman, Amit Nandi, Fahmida Haque Mahi and others are also participating at the show, which will continue till October 14.

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