Solo show explores glories of nature

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 21,2019


A visitor looks at displayed paintings at the solo exhibition of Ismail Chowdhury under way at Bangladesh National Museum on Sunday. — Sourav Lasker

Artist Ismail Chowdhury has portrayed depth and beauty of nature in his 43rd solo exhibition under way at Nalini Kanta Bhattasali auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.

The 11-day exhibition titled ‘Rhythm of Nature’ has been organised by the museum.

Eminent artist Mustafa Monwar inaugurated the exhibition on October 18.

Bangladesh National Museum Board of Trustees chairman professor Shamsuzzaman Khan was present as the chief guest, while head of cultural affairs of Japanese embassy Machiko Yamamura and Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangsad secretary Kamal Pasha Chowdhury were present as special guests at the inaugural ceremony.

Water, sky, leaves, trees, flowers and other abundances of nature are subjects of the 24 acrylic paintings being displayed at the show.

‘I have tried to bring out the glorious inner beauty of nature in my canvases. I used different hues to represent the depth and splendour of nature. I hope art lovers will like my work,’ artist Ismail Chowdhury told New Age.

A displayed painting titled ‘Rhythm of Nature -181’ shows light pink water lilies, two bloomed and one bud, surrounded by leaves of different colours, green being the dominant one, while the painting titled ‘Rhythm of Nature-82’ shows a tree in the middle of the canvas and around the edges are leaves and trees of various colours including yellow, red, green and violet.

The painting titled ‘Rhythm of Nature -123’ is all about submerged tress, leaves and water bubbles of different colours in a circle. However, blue is the dominant colour in this painting.

Another work titled ‘Rhythm of Nature-146’ describes the beauty and bounty of nature through diverse shapes, colours, dots and others.

Artist Ismail Chowdhury was born on November 12, 1975 in Dhaka. He completed his BFA from the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Chittagong in 1997 and later graduated from Tokoha Gakuen University, Faculty of Art and Design in Shizouka, Japan in 2008.

He has displayed his work in solo shows held in Bangladesh, United States of America and Japan.

The exhibition will end on October 28.

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