POST TIME: 21 January, 2019 12:15:59 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 21 January, 2019 12:17:50 AM
Group painting show underway at AFD
Oriental Painting Studio presents its first group exhibition
DL Desk, Dhaka

Group painting show underway at AFD

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

Eminent artist Monirul Islam inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest on the gallery premises on Friday, while Professor Nisar Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, art connoisseurs Abdullah Al Mahmud and Mikhail I Islam were present as the special guests.

There are around 50 artworks in mixed media by artists Amit Nandi, Malay Bala, and Zahangir Alom are being displayed in this exhibition.  

The Oriental Painting Studio Bangladesh is presenting its first group exhibition at La Galerie of AFD featuring artists, who is showcasing 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.

The exhibition remains 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.

AFD: 26 Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi

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