DU, YU teachers display artworks in group show

Published: 17:49, Jul 23,2018


Visitors look at displayed artworks at fine arts faculty. — Snigdha Zaman

Fine arts teachers of Dhaka University and Chinese Yunnan University have displayed artworks at a group show underway at Zainul Gallery 1 and 2 of faculty of fine arts of Dhaka University.

The exhibition, titled ‘Colourful Clouds over the Silk Road’, displays 50 paintings and drawings, alongside 15 traditional Chinese costumes, by around 40 artists.

Artist Rafiqun Nabi inaugurated the exhibition on Sunday.

‘The exhibition has been organised as part of an art exchange programme between Dhaka University and Yunnan University. Besides, three fine arts professors of Yunnan University are conducting workshops at fine arts faculty as part of the programme’, said Nisar Hossain, dean of faculty of fine arts of Dhaka University.

Chinese fine arts teachers have displayed mostly landscape paintings depicting natural beauty of China and colourful costumes of different Chinese ethnic groups.

For example, Chen Lingjie’s watercolour painting titled ‘The Poem of Farming’ shows a farmer working at his farmland. Artist Zhang Zhiming has depicted the beauty of a snowy mountain in his oil painting titled ‘Far into Snow Mountain’.

Zhiming has also displayed an eye-catching portrait painting of a woman and man of the Yi ethnic group.

Artist Duan Xvejien’s oil painting titled ‘Twilight’ shows the beauty of the setting sun.

Besides, colourful costumes of Chinese ethnic groups like Zang, Vighur, Bouyei, Dai, Li, Hui, Han, Shui, Lahu and others have been displayed at the show.

Dhaka University fine arts teachers have displayed paintings, drawings and prints of diverse mediums.

Professor Naima Haque’s folk painting shows human and animal figures.

Artist Mizanur Rahman Fakir has displayed a watercolour painting showing a man and woman.

Artist-professor Nisar Hossain and Shishir Bhattacharjee have displayed drawings addressing social issues.

Rafiqun Nabi has displayed an acrylic painting titled ‘Crow’ and Jamal Ahmed has displayed an eye-catching realistic painting titled ‘Woman and the Pigeon’ at the show, which will end tomorrow.

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