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Group painting exhibition at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
he Oriental Painting Studio Bangladesh presents its first group exhibition at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka featuring artists Amit Nandi, Malay Bala, and Zahangir Alom, who are 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.
The group painting exhibition titled Guru-Shishya: Shishya-Guru (Preceptor-Disciple: Disciple-Preceptor) is going on at La Galerie of the Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.
Eminent artist Monirul Islam graced the occasion as the chief guest, while Prof Nisar Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, art connoisseur Mikhail I Islam also attend the inaugural ceremony as the special guests.
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 are on display for this exhibition. The exhibition will continue till first day of February. n

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