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Group painting exhibition ‘Preceptor-Disciple: Disciple-Preceptor’

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
he Oriental Painting Studio Bangladesh presents its first group exhibition at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka (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.
Alliance Française de Dhaka organises a group painting exhibition titled ‘Preceptor-Disciple: Disciple-Preceptor’ in its La Galerie of AFD in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition is scheduled to be held today at 5.30pm.  
Eminent artist Monirul Islam will grace the occasion as the chief guest. Prof Nisar Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, art connoisseurs Abdullah Al Mahmud and Mikhail I Islam will also attend the ceremony as the special guests on the occasion.
Based in Dhaka, the trio, following the conventional Guru-Shishya Parampara, runs various art activities like practising, 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 put on display in the exhibition. The exhibition will be open to all till February 1. n

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