Alakesh depicts rural life, landscape

Culture Desk | Published: 23:25, Oct 16,2017


Visitors at the exhibition. — Snigdha Zaman

A week-long solo exhibition by renowned artist Alakesh Ghosh is going on at the Nalini Kanta Bhattashali Gallery of Bangladesh National Museum in capital’s Shahbagh.
The exhibition is featuring a total of 71 paintings by Alakesh Ghosh, who is known for his figurative, landscape paintings depicting the scenic beauty of rural Bengal.
Rivers, flowers, boats, simple village life, ox carts, farmers, labourers, fishermen and others have been depicted by Alakesh Ghosh on his canvasses.
One of his paintings displayed at the exhibition is titled ‘Tongi Bazar’. The acrylic work shows a rural bazar under a huge banyan tree on the bank of a river. The interaction between the buyers and sellers at the rural bazar depicts village life in rural Bengal.
A displayed painting titled ‘Shell Collecting’, showing a group of women collecting sea shells, depicts how ordinary people depend on nature for their livelihoods.
The nature loving artist has also depicted the night queen flower, which blooms at night, on his canvas titled ‘Night Queen’. The white flowers appear as twinkling stars on the canvas.
The exhibition also displays paintings portraying Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore and founding president of the country Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Besides, an exclusive book on Alakesh Ghosh titled ‘Life and Works: Alakesh Ghosh’, by Cosmos Books, was also launched at the Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the museum on Sunday.
The show, organised by Cosmos Gallery and Bangladesh National Museum, will remain open for all from 11am to 7pm till October 21.

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