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12:00 AM, June 29, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 29, 2018

A brave world of sculpture at BNM

Prominent sculptor Ivy Zaman's fourth solo exhibition is now open at Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Gallery of Bangladesh National Museum. Titled “Brave World of Sculpture”, the exhibition showcases diverse ideas in the form of sculptures and paintings. The exhibition was organised by Bangladesh National Museum in collaboration with Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts.

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, inaugurated the exhibition on June 25. Renowned art critic Professor Borhan Uddin Khan Jahangir, eminent artists Samarjit Roy Choudhury and Rafiqun Nabi, renowned sculptor Hamiduzzaman Khan and others were present as special guests at the inaugural ceremony. The show will remain open for all till July 10.

Expressing the hope that the exhibition will make the future generation more interested in art, Asaduzzamn Noor said, “Artists play a significant role to settle on the path of future. Their work shows the way to the society, politics and philosophy. Art and culture indicate a country's strength and progress.”

The artist has predominantly showcased human figures, great feminine personality and animal forms. Apart from that, she has depicted abstract pieces with organic forms using media like bronze, wood, rusted metal, cement, granite stone and more.

One of her sculptures titled “Image of Buddha” (bronze sculpture) shows a meditative Buddha while “The Cock Calling”, a bronze as well, is a portrayal of a cock, with its neck stretched. “Affection and Crying Mother”, another sculpture by Ivy, is a depiction of a mother's affection for her child.

Many of her paintings depict landscapes -- the setting sun, vegetation, fresh greenery, the flowing river and the mighty Himalaya. A few figurative paintings showing Buddha in different postures are also on display at the show.

Creating a connection between space and mass in diverse ways has become the hallmark of Ivy's works. She seeks motion in stillness, transforming her thoughts into reality.

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