Female artists portray lived reality

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Aug 25,2019


Eight women artists have portrayed lived reality through paintings and sculptures at a group show under way at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka in Dhanmondi in the capital.

The event titled ‘Colours’ is featuring a total of 29 paintings and 23 sculptures.

The artworks depict human relationship, abounded houses, childhood memories, nature, women empowerment and freedom along with others.

The paintings have been done in various mediums like acrylic on canvas, mixed media and others and sculptures have been made using metal and terracotta.

Eminent architect and poet Rabiul Hossain was present as the chief at the inaugural ceremony held on August 23, while eminent artist Kanak Chanpa Chakma was present as the special guest.

Artists Farhana Afroz, Farzana Islam, Monidipa Dasgupta, Mukti Bhowmik, Rebeka Sultana, Monira Sultana, Rehana Yesmin, Rifat Jahan and Shaila Akhter are displaying their works at the event.

The participating artists have studied at Faculty of Fine Art of University of Dhaka. They graduated the same year and became the best of friends. They have been organising the exhibition ‘Colours’ featuring their works annually for the past four years.

To mention a few works, artist Shaila Akther’s mixed media painting titled ‘Super Moon’ shows a female figure in royal blue surrounded by the moon.

Refat Jahan’s mixed media painting titled ‘In Quest of Liberty’ shows a woman surrounded by colourful birds.

Rehana Yesmin’s terracotta sculpture titled ‘Poritakto’ portrays a wine bottle shaped abandoned house with a broken door, broken bricks and others.

 Sculptor Farzana Islam’s terracotta sculpture titled ‘Family’ is comprised of three sculptures each portraying a member of a family -- father, mother and their child.

The exhibition will end on August 31.

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