Solo show portrays colourful rural Bengal

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:13, Oct 19,2017 | Updated: 23:25, Oct 19,2017

 
 

An artwork by Samar Majumder.

Artist Samar Majumder has depicted the simple village life and scenic beauty of rural Bengal at a solo exhibition underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka in capital’s Dhanmondi.
The exhibition titled ‘Mrittika Maya’ features 30 oil paintings by the artist.
Through skillful use of bright colours, Samar has depicted vast green fields, beautiful skies, trees, rivers and others on canvasses.
The paintings show farmers plowing paddy field, a village housewife spending lazy afternoon, ducks swimming in a pond, boats plying the river and others.
An eye catching painting at the exhibition shows a woman holding a lantern, while another painting shows a woman cooking rice on a stove.
One of the paintings at the exhibition shows a woman collecting water in a pitcher amid heavy rain. The displayed artwork reminds the audience of the hardships of rural women.
About the exhibition, Samar Majumder said, ‘I find pleasure in expressing my thoughts and feelings through paintings. I am an offspring of my motherland Bangladesh. The soil of this country drives me, empowers me and inspires me to paint the beauty of this land, which I see around me on my canvasses.’
This is the second solo exhibition of the artist. The show features the paintings, which Samar Majumder has painted in the last three years.
The exhibition, which commenced from October 13, will remain open for all till October 26.

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