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Showcasing a staggering art collection at Shilpakala Academy

Showcasing a staggering art collection at Shilpakala Academy

Staff Correspondent
Artistes and guests at the exhibition.
Artistes and guests at the exhibition.

The Fine Arts Department of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has organised a two-week art exhibition featuring the artworks of masters, renowned and promising artists from the collection of the academy.
The exhibition was inaugurated on March 9 at the National Art Gallery of BSA, Segunbagicha in the capital. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest. Veteran artists Qayyum Chowdhury and Hashem Khan were present as special guests at the occasion. Celebrated artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury is the curator of the mega show. Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general of BSA presided over the programme. Mohammad Anwar Hossain, director of the Fine Arts Department of the academy delivered the welcome speech on the occasion.
A total of 812 artworks by 159 artists, are on display at the exhibition. The medium includes oil, acrylic, brush and ink, gouache, prints in different genres, watercolour, wash on paper, pen and ink. Most of the artworks are connected to the panoramic splendor of the bucolic areas, political, social and economic context of Bangladesh. Some painters' works plunge deep into the Liberation War, political turmoil at different periods, religious bigotry and natural catastrophe of the country. The show also highlights the wide range of subjects like rapid urbanisation, nature and its mysterious aspects, daily chores of varied occupations, surrounding atmospheres, folk tradition, urban and rural life and more. A number of painters have concentrated on pure form, composition and architectural lines and texture.
The exhibition includes the artists of genres of the '60s '70s, '80, '90s and post '90s. The exhibition is a chronological feature of Bangladeshi contemporary art. The mode of expressions can be categorised as realistic, semi-realistic, abstract expressionism, abstract impressionism, symbolism, figurative, neo-expressionism, photo realism and more.
 The notable artists of the exposition are-- Zainul Abedin, Quamrul Hassan, Safiuddun Ahmed, SM Sultan, Mohammad Kibria, Qayyum Chowdhury, Syed Jahangir, Murtuja Basheer, Mubinul Azim, Hashem Khan, Rashid Chowdhury, Shafiqul Amin, Abdur Razzaque, Debdas Chakraborty, Monirul Islam Syed Abdullah Khalid, Abdus Shakoor Shah, Ranjit Das, Mohammad Iqbal, Shahabuddin and others.
The exhibition will continue till March 23.


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