Fifty leading artists of the country painted 50 portraits of Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at an art camp held on Thursday at National Art Plaza of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The academy organised the art camp, titled ‘Bangabandhu O Amader Swapner Bangladesh’, marking the 43rd death anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which will be observed on August 15.
Noted artist professor Samarjit Roy Chowdhury inaugurated the art camp, which was presided over by BSA director general Liaquat Ali Lucky.
Noted artist Hashem Khan, artist professor Jamal Uddin Chowdhury, artist Rokeya Sultana and director of BSA department of fine arts Ashraful Alam Poplu were present as special guests.
‘We are very happy to organise the camp where noted artists of country painted portraits of
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’, Ashraful Alam Poplu told New Age.
Artist Anwar Hossain’s artwork titled ‘Bangabandhu and Nature’ shows Sheikh Mujibur Rahman surrounded by greenery.
Artist Dewan Mizan created the artwork titled ‘Subline Soul’ at the camp.
‘Through the artwork I have tried to depict how Sheikh Mujib enlightened those around him,’ said Dewan Mizan.
Artist Anuradha Shaha created an untitled artwork showing Sheikh Mujib surrounded by river, boat, forest, Royal Bengal tiger and oxen cart.
The artworks created at the camp will be displayed at a three-day exhibition held at National Art Gallery from August 12-15.
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