Art

The healing art can bring

Art offers us ways to tame the inner turmoil within all of us.

Esscre brings art into entrepreneurship

Esscre was founded two years ago, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to create a talent ecosystem. When the idea was conceptualised, a team of like-minded young individuals began gathering knowledge about the industry and identify how their new endeavour could be impactful. With months of hard work and brainstorming, Esscre came into existence with a mission of curating creativity and making it accessible to everyone.

Goodbye, Indigo Lady

She was a central leader of Bangladesh's craft industry – of its Jamdani revival, and for the small but strong niche that it had begun to carve out for itself within the subcontinent's field of crafts.

Competitions are not necessary in creative fields

Creative fields that involve music, dance, and art do not require competitions.

Dhaka Lit Fest tickets to go on sale soon

Some attendees have raised questions over why one would hesitate to pay for a literary event if they already spend money on watching films and going to restaurants. Students, however, have expressed opposing views. 

BOOK REVIEW: NONFICTION / Andy Warhol & Truman Capote talk out their anxieties

Andy Warhol suggested they tape their conversations on his Sony Walkman, to which Truman Capote agrees.

The making of Kuhu Art III: A celebration of colour, life and Dhaka

On 17 November, Kuhu Plamondon hosted her 3rd art exhibition at the Bay Edgewater Gallery, Gulshan Dhaka. Finding inspiration from the simplest of things, Kuhu’s art collection this time was a sheer reflection of her thoughts. Sponsored by City Bank Limited, Mercedes Benz, and Bay Developments Ltd, the event exhibited some of the mesmerising arts of Kuhu Plamondo.

Ink for days: How Inktober is its own medium of storytelling

Pictures are really the most basic form of story-telling, aren’t they? I imagine our ancestors sat around fires doing shadow theatre. They painted on cave walls long before writing came along.

INTERVIEW / ‘Books must make you see things differently': Sunandini Banerjee of Seagull Books on the art of book cover design

The process of designing a book is a combination of the practical and the creative.

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

AI-generated imagery: Democratising art or demolishing aspirations?

What we know about creativity and AI has changed by leaps and bounds.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

SutarKabbo — Weaving dreams into reality

Bangladeshi weavers and artisans are a powerhouse of talent and creativity. Although especially known for their Nakshi Kantha needlework, they excel at most other traditional, artistic forms of stitching as well. Four old friends, Shirajum Munira, Fardous Ahmed, Rahmatul Alam and Nusrat Jahan, recognised the strength in this ancient heritage and instantly knew what they had to do, to lend due recognition and visibility to artisans and their work. They decided to form SutarKabbo, an establishment where rural craftswomen would be trained to create quality handicrafts and sustain their livelihoods through their skills.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Making a living through art in Bangladesh

There is no denying that artists are here to stay. Moreover, it is now easier to get your work out to a larger audience.

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

The unnecessary glorification of the tortured artist

At the end of the day, art that spreads joy is not lesser than the one sharing their hardships.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Appreciating art on a budget

For those living on a budget yet wanting to consume and support the art, there are multiple other ways to do so.

January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022

Illustrating Begum Rokeya's ‘Sultana’s Dream’: Interview with Pakistani artist Shehzil Malik

A designer and illustrator whose work focuses on human rights, feminism, and South Asian identity, Pakistani artist Shehzil Malik has just created an artwork based on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's novella Sultana's Dream (1905).

August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021

‘Wendy, Master of Art’: The life of the artist in graduate school

No one said earning a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) would be easy. After all, art is anything but a linear process of creation. It zigzags through tumultuous periods of unease, delicate uncertainties, and perpetual anxieties, along with quite a mouthful of self-induced negativity.

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

The art business amidst COVID-19

Freelancers, creative marketplaces, and galleries have experienced positive and negative impacts while in some cases, the situation has inspired creative endeavours.

July 8, 2021
July 8, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to Nail Art

Top tips to nailing... nail art.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Her zeal for arts defined her life

Tonu had an artiste within her, which she was well aware of and so wanted dearly to flourish.