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  • Reliving maestro Mohammad Shafiqul Islam’s expressions

    When it comes to expression and exposition, Professor Mohammad Shafiqul Islam needs no introduction. His works, recreating the magical mystery we see in exquisite artworks like that of Da Vinci’s Monalisa, still remains as a historic rebirth of life-like expression in the history of Asian art.

  • Majhi International Art Residency Program begins in Berlin

    Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation (DBF) is hosting the second edition of the Majhi International Art Residency Program. The curator of the second edition is Zippora Elders, currently based in Amsterdam and Berlin. While the first edition of the event was held in Venice last year, the second edition will take place from August 24 to September 12, 2020, in Berlin.

  • Eminent artist Murtaja Baseer no more

    Eminent artist Murtaja Baseer passes away at the age of 88.

  • ‘Vinima in Bangladesh’ concludes today

    A solo art exhibition titled, Vinima in Bangladesh, was inaugurated recently at Britto Arts Trust in Green Road, Dhaka. The exhibition is showcasing artifacts by Indian sculptor Vinima Gulati.

  • Honouring Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin and indigenous terracotta artists

    In honour of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin and the indigenous terracotta artists of our country, a beautiful exhibition titled, Putul: Banglar Pran-Protima by Samina Nafis, concluded at Bangladesh National Museum recently.

  • Aminul Islam Young Artists Award 2018 conferred

    Artist Aminul Islam (1931-2011) is amongst the first generation artists and a leading member of the pioneering modern art movement in Bangladesh.

  • Kazi Ghiyasuddin's 'The Work of Creation' to open at Bengal Shilpalaya

    Bengal Foundation will open their newly renovated exhibition halls at Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi on April 5 with the inauguration of Japan-based eminent Bangladeshi artist Kazi Ghiyasuddin's solo exhibition

  • Graphic novel 'Mujib 6' launched

    The 6th edition of graphic novel Mujib was launched yesterday on the 99 birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.

  • Cosmos art camp

    Cosmos Art Camp 2019 concludes in Chaottogram

    Gallery Cosmos organised a four-day art camp that concluded yesterday in Chaottogram's Finlay Hills, where 12 of the country's eminent artists participated and produced stellar artworks away from urban life.

  • Art exhibition at AFD

    Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) Director Olivier Dintinger, Chairman of Gallery Cosmos and Cosmos Atelier 71 Enayetullah Khan with artists Biren Shom (4-L), Abdul Guffar Babu and Bishwajit Goswami among others at the inaugural ceremony of an art exhibition at La Gelerie of AFD. Photo: Courtesy

  • Chittagong Open Art Biennale Ends Tomorrow

    A total of 12 artistes, from six different countries, are participating in the festival with their work.

  • Portrait of a Cover Artist Wahida Sultana Keya

    Her love for those colourful book covers stayed the same after all these years. Using mostly watercolour wash techniques, Keya now designs book-covers that spark the interest of many readers. She also uses acrylic paints and pencils for her work.

  • 'Konna Ar Amra' held at Shilpakala

    A three-day group art exhibition titled, Konna Ar Amra, recently concluded at Gallery 2 of National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

  • Galleri Kaya held 'The Palace Art Trip' in Sylhet

    A four-day workshop titled, The Palace Art Trip was organised by Galleri Kaya at the Palace Resort in Habiganj, Sylhet yesterday.

  • Bangladeshi artists at Kalaa Spandan Art Fair

    This year, Bangladeshi artist Fahmida Khatun participated at the event. She was also invited to showcase a demo painting and showed wash techniques on canvas using acrylic and created texture with salt.

  • Art as a path of happiness in a violent world

    From a young age, Morshed Mishu was an avid fan of comic books, so much so that he grew a knack for drawing comic-book characters, with the guidance of his brother.

  • Portraits with live models are rather artistic

    Every true artist is a great teacher, but every teacher is not a great artist. However, renowned artist Jamal Ahmed is an exception to that notion. Even after being a Professor at the Faculty of Fine Art of the University of Dhaka, Jamal Ahmed's artistic self is prominently alive and visible.

  • Firoz Mahmud - Resonating history through art

    After his exhibition at the first Bangkok Art Biennial, the New York based Bangladeshi artist Firoz Mahmud is back in the country with his solo exhibition titled Reverberation (Ouponibeshik/ Porouponibeshik) which will be inaugurated today at Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts.


    Berlin is the hub of art in Germany. Art or culture enthusiasts visiting Berlin should definitely consider visiting the Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin).

  • ACC's 55th Anniversary Gala

    To celebrate the 55th anniversary of Asian Cultural Council (ACC), a gala night will take place today in New York. ACC will honour its 2017 JDR 3rd Award recipient, Shen Wei (Dance, 1995) and two of ACC's most steadfast advocates, David and Susan Rockefeller.

  • Britto Arts Trust and Back ART Foundation invited to Taiwan Annual 2018

    As part of the cultural exchange programme, the Taiwan Annual 2018 will take place at Taipei Expo Park - EXPO Dome in Taiwan from September 29 to October 7. Produced by Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan (AVAT), the art festival will feature many curated exhibitions, solo presentations, national and international representation of galleries and art organisations, public interactive projects, workshops, art salon and more.

  • Addressing colourism with art

    The Indian subcontinent's obsession with lighter skin is not unknown. In a world where the word 'fair' is often associated with the word 'lovely', a young artist from Dhaka came up with a rather telling artwork titled Dark and Lovely.

  • Sushanta Adhikari's 'Banalata' at BSK

    Professor Dr Sushanta Kumar Adhikari is an award-winning artist, who has a great passion for depicting female faces following oriental wash painting technique; be it watercolour or wash tempera. What is conspicuous in his portrayal of paintings is that he mingles traditional elements with contemporary ones; thus enriching the trend of oriental art in Bangladesh.

  • Preema promoting peace and humanity in Euro train

    Nazia Andaleeb Preema, a prolific visual artist of Bangladesh, recently participated in the first of its kind International Action Painting Symposium in Chalkida, Greece, organised by UNESCO.

  • Cosmos holds Art Workshop at RU

    It was a jubilant day for the students of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), Rajshahi University (RU), as Cosmos Foundation donated a printmaking machine to them.

  • Soulfullment: A day of all things art

    In collaboration with Delta Tribe, an international platform for psychedelic music, art, and culture in Bangladesh, Jatra Biroti hosted Soulfullment, a one-of-a-kind art festival,last weekend.

  • Swapan Das: The tale of an exceptional artist

    Swapan Das' art delineates diverse themes on Indian mythology, nature and contemporary life struggles of the sub-continent. The commendable artist is continually excelling in his artistic pursuit and carrying forward the rich legacy of Oriental Wash Painting Technique pioneered by Shilpacharya Abanindranath Tagore.

  • Kazi Ghiyasuddin receives the Order of the Rising Sun today

    Eminent Japan-based Bangladeshi artist Kazi Ghiyasuddin is to be bestowed with the Order of the Rising Sun (Gold and Silver Rays) today at the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka. He has been awarded with this rare honour for his contributions to promote cultural exchange through development of modern art in Japan and Bangladesh.

  • Death anniversary of Shilpacharya

    The country today observes the 42nd death anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. Born in Mymensingh, Abedin took great influence from the scenic banks of the Brahmaputra River throughout his career. He was a post-auratic painter.

  • History inscribed in art

    Derived from the Greek words kallos (beauty) and graphein (to write), the art of Calligraphy is truly music to the eyes. The harmonious strokes of the letters unite to form a mesmerising piece of work – considered to be a major form of art, especially in the Middle East.