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Exhibition

The art of painting small

The art of painting small

The art of painting small has found quite a few dedicated artists in Bangladesh who usually follow the tradition of miniature painting of the subcontinent. The early miniatures in south and western India, dating back to the 9th century, were done on palm leaf and paper, depicting religious deities. When the Persian miniatures...

A heritage of art at monobhumi

A heritage of art at monobhumi

A group art exhibition titled “Kalamkari” is on at monobhumi art space, 218, Elephant Road, Dhaka. Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) Syed Abul Barq Alvi inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest on August 29. Noted theatre personality Mamunur Rashid was special guest at the event. The participating artists -- Tarun Ghosh,...

Matisse exhibition is Tate's most successful art show

Matisse exhibition is Tate's most successful art show

An exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-out art has become the most successful exhibition held to date at the Tate with more than 560,000 visitors. The Tate Modern show was the first in its history to attract more than half a million people. “Matisse: The Cut-Outs” drew attention to the final part of the French artist's...

Harmony in diversity

Harmony in diversity

In this small country there are many ethnic groups who have their own languages, cultural heritage and distinct lifestyles. But to our utter frustration, the majority of people are not aware of the diverse indigenous communities. A photography exhibition, titled “Bishwa Bhora Pran” (A world of living spirits), on display at Drik Gallery in...

Revival of Realism

Revival of Realism

Malcolm Arnold from Adelaide, South Australia, is in Dhaka, exhibiting his paintings and sketches at Dhaka Art Centre. The exhibition runs till July 25. His watercolour and gauche paintings go hand in hand with pencil sketches. His observations are extremely minute and experimental. Arnold's art has travelled all of Australia. He has seen...

Her Words: Storytelling with Saris

Her Words: Storytelling with Saris

The inauguration of an exhibition and the book launch of “Her Words: Storytelling with Saris” will be held on July 19 at 5pm at the EMK Center, Dhaka.  Bangladeshi-American artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose will create a site-specific installation of saris and screen videos, made in collaboration with women from her ancestral village...

Exhibition marking Shafiuddin's birthday begins

Exhibition marking Shafiuddin's birthday begins

An exhibition, marking 92nd birth anniversary of Shilpaguru Shafiuddin Ahmed, begins today at Gallery Chitrak in the capital's Dhanmondi. The exhibition features prints by Ahmed Nazir and paintings by noted artists of 1930s and 40s. The exhibition is dedicated to Shilpaguru Shafiuddin Ahmed and his teachers and friends. Eminent artists Qayyum Chowdhury and Rafiqun Nabi will inaugurate the exhibition at 6 pm. Professor Syed Azizul Huq will attend the opening ceremony as special guest. The exhibition, opening from 10am to 8pm daily, will end on July 5.

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

Austria's Kunstforum Vienna is holding an exhibition titled “Eyes Wide Open”, featuring a selection of photos that Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest film directors of the 20th century, took for New York's Look Magazine during his five-year stint there from 1946. Each image has its own narrative, laying down the blueprint for...

Beauty of Bangladesh captured by cyclists

IN one of his poems, Rabindranath Tagore wrote that to experience the beauty of nature, one may not need to travel long distances as beauty may exist very close to home. Cox's Bazar, Sundarban, Rangamati and a few other natural and historical sites are considered as the main scenic places in Bangladesh. People in the capital city complain that the capital and its outskirts lack scenic places to visit. But is this true? A cycling group has been successfully promoting cycling...

Heralding Baishakh with acrylic

Heralding Baishakh with acrylic

Bronia Café Gallery and “Studio 48” at Gulshan. The theme was colours of Baishakh, captured by well-known artists like Fahmida Enam Kakoli, Nasima Queenie, Syed Hasan Mahmud and Rashid Amin as well as Suman Rahman, SM Muzahid Monir, Md. Tanvirul Islam, among others. “Halkhata” by Fahmida Kakoli, was acrylic on canvas. It had letterings on black and in Bangla against the backdrop of orange, sunflower yellow and pink. The pink brought in an elephant, an integral part of Baishakhi mela and animal masks that parade from the Art College. “Rhythm of Baishakh” was Nasima Queenie's depiction of nature by night. There was a bare tree, next to a full moon. Beside...

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