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  • Death anniversary of Shilpacharya

    The country today observes the 42nd death anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. Born in Mymensingh, Abedin took great influence from the scenic banks of the Brahmaputra River throughout his career. He was a post-auratic painter.

  • History inscribed in art

    Derived from the Greek words kallos (beauty) and graphein (to write), the art of Calligraphy is truly music to the eyes. The harmonious strokes of the letters unite to form a mesmerising piece of work – considered to be a major form of art, especially in the Middle East.

  • AFD and Shunno launch graphic print folio and mobile mini-press

    Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) and “Shunno Art Space” launched Shunno's graphic print folio series, “Apostrophe” and mobile mini-press yesterday at AFD.

  • Art camp for underprivileged children in Barisal

    Underprivileged children of different areas of Barisal came together in a festive mood at Poet Jibanananda Memorial Hall and library of the city, where an art camp was held for them recently.

  • Creating art on the hills

    It is an amazing experience accompanying prominent and promising artists of Bangladesh at the peak of Finlay Hills near the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong as Cosmos Art Camp 2018 begins in the port city. I am privileged to be a part of the art camp as a guest artist and journalist this time in such a ambience where renowned artist Alakesh Ghosh is getting a refreshing drink and portraying a couple of flowers on canvas, while I am writing

  • Visit to the 12th Art Dubai

    The participating galleries were categorised as Contemporary, Modern and Residents, with Residents being the new addition this year. The works presented included painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, photography and performance.

  • Immersing in the grace of nature

    “Jolokabbo” (Musings in Watercolour) is an ongoing group painting exhibition at Egde Gallery in capital's Gulshan-2. The exhibition is showcasing select watercolours by both prominent and promising artists -- Samarjit Roy Choudhury,

  • Tempera Painting Workshop at Kibria Printmaking Studio

    To acquaint a new generation of artists with tempera painting, Kibria Printmaking Studio has organised a 12-day (December 1-12) Egg Tempera Painting workshop at its premises in Kala Kendra, Iqbal Road, Dhaka. Renowned artist Shahid Kabir is conducting

  • An extravaganza of art

    Oriental Painting Study Group (OPSG) in association with The Daily Star has organised a six-day (October 9-14) 7th Oriental Painting Exhibition 2017 at Zainul Gallery-1, Faculty of Fine Art (FFA), University of Dhaka (DU).

  • A grand display of Bangladeshi art

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the 22nd National Art Exhibition 2017, organised by BSA on Wednesday, July 26.

  • Lost in the beauty of nature

    A group of young artists organised an art camp at Birishiri of Netrakona's Durgapur upazila recently. The four-day art camp was organised by Jol Abeg, a Mymensingh-based organisation of young painters.

  • “LOVING VINCENT” gets standing ovation at Annecy

    Annecy has been “Loving Vincent”. The animated Van Gogh biopic's world premiere on Tuesday at France's Annecy Festival of the independent animated feature received a 10-minute-plus standing ovation which lasted throughout the final credit sequence and beyond.

  • Anisul Hoque picks up the paintbrush

    Anisul Hoque is popularly known as a screenwriter, novelist, dramatist and journalist. He has now acquired a new avatar. The poet has turned a painter-- a talent that goes back to his childhood.

  • The invincible spirit never dies

    Death is the harsh reality of life one cannot evade. Eminent sculptor Syed Abdullah Khalid, best known for the iconic Aparajeyo Bangla, passed away at around 11:30pm on May 20 at the ICU of BIRDEM hospital.

  • Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa's smile decoded: Science says she's happy

    The subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa's famous smile is routinely described as ambiguous. But is it really that hard to read?

  • Drawing inspiration from the Liberation War

    RA Mahmud Selim is a prominent cultural personality, organiser and singer. This year he has been named along with 16 other eminent personalities as the recipient for the Ekushey Padak 2017.

  • Dhaka Int'l Live Art Biennale sets off today

    Back ART, one of the most active young artists' groups and artist-run organisations is organising the country's first performance-based international live art exhibition titled “Dhaka Live Art Biennale” (DLAB).

  • A love affair with nature

    The idyllic landscape of Bangladesh has given birth to many artists, singers and poets. An artist's creation deeply resonate with the images shaped by childhood memories in their mind's eye. Mokhlesur Rahman is such an artist who brilliantly depicts the unparalleled beauty of Bengal.

  • Artists should have a solemn liability for society - Rafiqun Nabi

    Eminent artist Professor Rafiqun Nabi was the Chairman of Jury Board of the recently-concluded 17th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh. In an interview with this correspondent following the three-day International Art Camp, the revered artist shared many aspects of art and the prestigious Asian Art Biennale.

  • Panpimon's world of beauty and sunlight

    Like morning sun rays that gleam and cascade down from the sky and brighten up the world, the vibrant colours of artist Panpimon Suwannapongse, the Thai ambassador to Bangladesh, light up our vision, dazzling us and depicting a world of beauty, illuminating the natural world and presenting it to us as never before. -- Ziaul Karim

  • Love for humanity is the prime pillar for an artist

    Internationally-renowned Bangladeshi artist Shahabuddin Ahmed is a Freedom Fighter. His canvas is full of motion and movement, vigour and liveliness.

  • International Art Camp ends today at KEPZ

    As part of the 17th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh (AABB), Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in collaboration with Youngone Corporation has organized an international art camp from December 5 to December 7 at the KEPZ, one of the world's most environment-friendly industrial zones.

  • Two Bangladeshi artists exhibit in Myanmar

    A weeklong art exhibition titled “Confluence of Minds and Interplay of Colours–II” was inaugurated recently at Gallery Yangon, Myanmar.

  • Capturing time eternal and space unusual

    Time and space are two important things of the universe. Talented artist Abdul Gaffar Babu has tried to capture the impression of time with making the best use of space in his artworks over the years.

  • “Into the Valley of Beauty” inaugurated at Zainul Gallery

    A duet art exhibition titled “Into the Valley of Beauty” was inaugurated on November 18 at Zainul Gallery-2, Faculty of Fine Art (FFA), University of Dhaka (DU).

  • Oh life, let us be true again to art

    There is a famous quote by Picasso: “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” While not completely agreeing with the legendary painter, I would rather say inspiration exists, but you have to seek it travelling.

  • Shishir Bhattacharya inspires young minds

    Shishir Bhattacharya inspires young minds

    A two-day art workshop for schoolchildren concluded at Barnamoy Kush Niketan (BKN) premises in Thakurgaon town this weekend.

  • Art and science project on Rampal

    To educate people with science and art, a five-day combined art and science project is now on at Hurrka village, Rampal, Bagerhat. The project will feature four science-based workshops and an art competition.

  • Rondanini Pietà: Michelangelo's final masterpiece

    As part of a short-term scholarship by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen to the Deutsche Welle Akademie, I had the opportunity to spend two months in Germany, and I tried to make the most of my time by utilizing the weekends to see as much of Europe and its arts as possible.

  • Prize distribution ceremony at Zainul Gallery

    The High Commission of India, in association with University of Dhaka (DU), organised an art competition titled “India@Bangladesh” for young and talented art students from seven universities and specialised art institutions at the Faculty of Fine Art (FFA), DU from August 11 to13.

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