Dreamy designs by famous painters
Aangina recently brought together the works of well-known artists like Qamrul Hasan, Qayyum Chowdhury, Abdul Muktadir, Mohammad Idris and Golam Sarwar.
Aangina group is headed by Qayyum Chowdhury. The programme was attended by the US Ambassador, Dan W Mozena and internationally known artist Shahabuddin Ahmed.
The first exhibition of Aangina was earlier organised by Art connoisseur Mijarul Quayes in 2012.
Zainul Abedin was the prime mover behind a centre for arts and crafts in which leading artists would participate. Today, Aangina overflows with the energy of various leading artists, who have studied at the Department of Fine Arts, DU.
There are Qamrul Hassan's lines and circles, pink, emerald and gray. Deeper lines in black circle the four images that remind one of a large leaf, and countryside, apart from a fish in carmine and jade. The design layout of 1963 has artisans at work. Their limbs and faces are quaint. The clothes, hairstyle and trees nearby are included.
Quamrul Hassan established the Design Centre in 1960.
Imdad Hossain's design of the net and fish in multi-colours includes green, vermilion and navy blue. The black outlines add to the mystery and magic of the creation.
Quyyum Chowdhury's nature in the form of a massive splash of emerald is combined with chrome yellow and ruby red to form a tree with its branches as eye-catching and remarkable indeed. The background of beige splash and the hint of the other tiny tree make the creation as modern as it can get. Quyyum's poster of 1962 bears a woman on bright magenta and yellow. Behind is the blue moon and numerous banana tress. The poster with glides of pink, chrome yellow and gray is also mind-whirling.
“Nature” in acrylic on canvas --with gold, brown and emerald peeping out of the layers of white is magnificent to behold.
Golam Sarwar's “Untitled” on paper is the work of an expert, who has had higher training in Melbourne. Bars of gray combine with flowers and birds' nests. Although all in shades of gray, the creation is not dull.
Kamaluddin Ahmed's “Sarong” is an exquisite creation of golden cones, lined with black .The rest of the material is a wild fantasy of a forest, with flowers and leaves of orange and white. Kamaluddin is the Chief Designer of BSCIC, Dhaka.
Safiul Islam Chowdhury has “Duality” in dry point. There are leaves and stalks with whirls and curls. It is in delectable mauve and dark-mauve verging to black. Saiful, born in 1954, is the Head of the Ceramic and Metal Craft Department, in BSCIC.
Shudhir Kumar Datta has “Mukti Juddher Smriti” in acrylic on canvas. Tiny, miniscule figures of bent and hurrying refugees of 1971 are seen against a backdrop of beige, burnt sienna and burnt umber dripping colours.
Shamsuddin Ahmed's “Fish” is a presentation of fish in ruby red, emerald green, gold and mauve. They are in a bar, in geometrical shapes. The backdrop is pale lemon.
Shahina Islam, born in Dhaka, has “Spirit of Nature” in acrylic on canvas with endless growth of trees on and beside the road. This is in emerald and aquamarine and navy blue. The trees remind one of the poplars in European painting and sketches.
Shahida Akter, with MA in Fine Arts has “In Search of Peace” in acrylic. The buoyancy of colours includes umber, navy blue, vermilion and shades of beige and baby blue.
The exhibition, overflowing with art lovers, ended on October 2.