Leading artists showcase paintings, sculptures

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 21:13, Dec 22,2019


A visitor looks at paintings displayed at the group show ‘Contemporary Poetic Colour’ under way at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday. — Sourav Lasker

Seasoned painters and sculptors have displayed artworks portraying diverse subjects at a group exhibition under way at Gallery-6, National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The exhibition titled ‘Contemporary Poetic Colour’ has been jointly organised by Samakal Shilpigosthi and the academy.

Artists like Monirul Islam, Hamiduzzaman Khan, Samarjit Roy Choudhury, Anisur Rahman, Tajul Islam, Abdus Shakoor Shah, Ranjit Das and others have displayed their works at the show, which features 200 works by 54 artists.

The paintings have been done using mediums like acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, oil, tapestry, ink, terracotta and others and the sculptures have been made by terracotta and bronze.

The displayed artworks portray scenic beauty of Bengal, relationship between nature and spirituality, women, human relationship, birds, flowers, historical figures and others. Acclaimed artist Mustafa Monwar inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest on December 21, while renowned artist Samarjit Roy Choudhury was present as special guest at the inaugural ceremony.

To mention a few works, Mominul Hoque’s acrylic painting titled ‘Nature and Spirituality’ portrays a magical realm comprised of colours like black, yellow, green and blue.

GM Khalilur Rahman’s acrylic painting titled ‘Dance of Light’ shows children dancing inside a jungle under scorching sunlight while Sabina Jahan’s untitled work shows two birds are standing in a branch of a flower tree. Provati Jhorna’s artwork titled ‘Baul’ shows a woman donning a white and red colour sari holding Ektara and Dhol in her hands.

Tayabuzzaman Khan Tapu’s terracotta work titled ‘Bashuri’ shows a boy is playing flute while a girl is standing beside him. Another terracotta work by the artist titled ‘Amar Bhalobasha’ depicts a female figure.

Shamsul Haque’s painting titled ‘Alor Piashi’ shows a woman opening the window of her house. The edges of the work are covered by geometrical shapes of various colours. The exhibition will remain open till December 30.

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