POST TIME: 17 January, 2019 09:29:59 AM
Two-week group painting show begins at AFD tomorrow
DL Desk

Two-week group painting show begins at AFD tomorrow

A two-week group painting exhibition titled ‘Preceptor-Disciple: Disciple-Preceptor’ will begin tomorrow at the La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital.

Eminent artist Monirul Islam will inaugurate the exhibition as the chief guest tomorrow on the gallery premises, Professor Nisar Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, art connoisseurs Abdullah Al Mahmud and Mikhail I Islam will attend the inaugural ceremony as the special guests.

The Oriental Painting Studio Bangladesh is going to present its first group exhibition at La Galerie of AFD featuring artists Amit Nandi, Malay Bala, and Zahangir Alom, who will showcase oriental paintings ranging from classical to contemporary. From the mythical sagas like the vignettes of Shakuntala, the eternal love between Radha-Krishna, and the political aspects from the Mahabharata to the realistic, abstract, semi-abstract, symbolic, and modern presentations of the idyllic beauty of Bengal, portraits of the towering literary and cultural personalities like Tagore and Nazrul, and the contemporary socio-political and cultural features — all have manifested gracefully in their canvasses.

Based in Dhaka, the trio, following the conventional Guru-Shishya Parampara, runs various art activities like practicing, exhibiting and promoting oriental art in Bangladesh. They also run the Oriental Painting Study Group that has successfully organised eight oriental painting exhibitions with the participation of national and international artists. The artists of the studio are committed to open up new possibilities for oriental art in Bangladesh.

There are around 50 artworks in mixed media will be put on display in this exhibition.

The exhibition will remain open to all till February 1 and can be visited according to the following schedule: Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday (9am to 12noon and 5pm to 8pm); closed on Sunday.

Where: AFD, 26 Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi

When: Inauguration: 5:30pm, tomorrow