Indian artists display diverse prints in group show

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:12, Jan 02,2018 | Updated: 23:16, Jan 02,2018

 
 

Visitors look at displayed artworks at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. — Snigdha Zaman

Sixty-five Indian artists have displayed over a hundred prints, done in a variety of different mediums, at a group show underway at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The exhibition, which has been organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in association with Indian print artists’ platform Chhapchitra Shilpi Sangstha, is featuring prints done in mediums like woodcut, etching, intaglio, lithograph and etching aquatint.
Renowned Indian artists including Sanat Kar, Somnath Hore, Anandamoy Banerjee, Kavita Nayar, Sushanta Guha, Moti Zharotia and V Nagdas are displaying their works at the show.
‘The exhibition, displaying works of some of the best Indian artists, will benefit local young artists’, said M Muniruzzaman, director of fine arts department of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Each of the participating artists will donate one print to Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, added Muniruzzaman.
The displayed prints vary in themes from figures to abstract compositions. For example, artist Krishna Ahuja’s lithograph print titled ‘Mask’ is a detailed work where the artist has shown cruel faces hidden behind benevolent masks.
Seasond artist Sanat Kar’s etching untitled print is an eye-catching composition where human faces and birds have been combined.
Rakesh Bani’s etching aquatint print titled ‘Past Away’ is another brilliant work on display. The relationship between the past and present has been depicted in the print which shows a seated figure amid shadows.
Anupam Sud’s etching print titled ‘Padam Yogini’ shows a nude girl doing yoga pose with a flower on her lap.
V Nagdas’s Myths and Reality, done in etching aquatint, shows mythical figures like winged horses, fairies along with humans with circling rivers and mountains in the background.
The show, which was inaugurated on December 25, will remain open till January 4.

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