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  • Galleri Kaya held 'The Palace Art Trip' in Sylhet

    A four-day workshop titled, The Palace Art Trip was organised by Galleri Kaya at the Palace Resort in Habiganj, Sylhet yesterday.

  • Bangladeshi artists at Kalaa Spandan Art Fair

    This year, Bangladeshi artist Fahmida Khatun participated at the event. She was also invited to showcase a demo painting and showed wash techniques on canvas using acrylic and created texture with salt.

  • Art as a path of happiness in a violent world

    From a young age, Morshed Mishu was an avid fan of comic books, so much so that he grew a knack for drawing comic-book characters, with the guidance of his brother.

  • Portraits with live models are rather artistic

    Every true artist is a great teacher, but every teacher is not a great artist. However, renowned artist Jamal Ahmed is an exception to that notion. Even after being a Professor at the Faculty of Fine Art of the University of Dhaka, Jamal Ahmed's artistic self is prominently alive and visible.

  • Firoz Mahmud - Resonating history through art

    After his exhibition at the first Bangkok Art Biennial, the New York based Bangladeshi artist Firoz Mahmud is back in the country with his solo exhibition titled Reverberation (Ouponibeshik/ Porouponibeshik) which will be inaugurated today at Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts.


    Berlin is the hub of art in Germany. Art or culture enthusiasts visiting Berlin should definitely consider visiting the Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin).

  • ACC's 55th Anniversary Gala

    To celebrate the 55th anniversary of Asian Cultural Council (ACC), a gala night will take place today in New York. ACC will honour its 2017 JDR 3rd Award recipient, Shen Wei (Dance, 1995) and two of ACC's most steadfast advocates, David and Susan Rockefeller.

  • Britto Arts Trust and Back ART Foundation invited to Taiwan Annual 2018

    As part of the cultural exchange programme, the Taiwan Annual 2018 will take place at Taipei Expo Park - EXPO Dome in Taiwan from September 29 to October 7. Produced by Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan (AVAT), the art festival will feature many curated exhibitions, solo presentations, national and international representation of galleries and art organisations, public interactive projects, workshops, art salon and more.

  • Addressing colourism with art

    The Indian subcontinent's obsession with lighter skin is not unknown. In a world where the word 'fair' is often associated with the word 'lovely', a young artist from Dhaka came up with a rather telling artwork titled Dark and Lovely.

  • Sushanta Adhikari's 'Banalata' at BSK

    Professor Dr Sushanta Kumar Adhikari is an award-winning artist, who has a great passion for depicting female faces following oriental wash painting technique; be it watercolour or wash tempera. What is conspicuous in his portrayal of paintings is that he mingles traditional elements with contemporary ones; thus enriching the trend of oriental art in Bangladesh.

  • Preema promoting peace and humanity in Euro train

    Nazia Andaleeb Preema, a prolific visual artist of Bangladesh, recently participated in the first of its kind International Action Painting Symposium in Chalkida, Greece, organised by UNESCO.

  • Cosmos holds Art Workshop at RU

    It was a jubilant day for the students of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), Rajshahi University (RU), as Cosmos Foundation donated a printmaking machine to them.

  • Soulfullment: A day of all things art

    In collaboration with Delta Tribe, an international platform for psychedelic music, art, and culture in Bangladesh, Jatra Biroti hosted Soulfullment, a one-of-a-kind art festival,last weekend.

  • Swapan Das: The tale of an exceptional artist

    Swapan Das' art delineates diverse themes on Indian mythology, nature and contemporary life struggles of the sub-continent. The commendable artist is continually excelling in his artistic pursuit and carrying forward the rich legacy of Oriental Wash Painting Technique pioneered by Shilpacharya Abanindranath Tagore.

  • Kazi Ghiyasuddin receives the Order of the Rising Sun today

    Eminent Japan-based Bangladeshi artist Kazi Ghiyasuddin is to be bestowed with the Order of the Rising Sun (Gold and Silver Rays) today at the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka. He has been awarded with this rare honour for his contributions to promote cultural exchange through development of modern art in Japan and Bangladesh.

  • 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?