Contemporary art gallery Shilpangan is hosting an art exhibition titled, The Gardener's Gift, on the occasion of the eminent sculptor and freedom fighter Ferdousi Priyabhashini's 72nd birth anniversary (February 19) at its premises in Lalmatia, Dhaka.
The exhibition is showcasing four artworks by Priyabhashini along with 13 artworks by her daughter Fuleshwari Priyanandini and 28 paintings by her son Karu Titas.
Sajano Bagan (The adorned garden) is the title of Ferdousi Priyabhashini's artworks on display. She was a spirited soul and a real progressive personality. Her works are attuned to the needs of a new time. She often refrained from giving any polish to her works of wood and bamboo in order to let it go with its natural colour and texture. Priyabhashini created an unparallel artistic world and identity unmatched with others.
Under the theme, Beauty Boarding, focusing on her childhood school and memories, Fuleshwari Priyanandini's artworks uncannily seem to get inspired by her mother. Besides, she also completed three unfinished works by her mother, titled, Matrichhaya (The Shadow of Mother).
Ananta Jibon or the endless/eternal life is the title of Karu Titas' watercolour series, in which he portrays the endless life struggle of the simple rank and file, mingled with the artistically appealing and exquisite landscapes of Bangladesh. He has also focused on his childhood memories in several of his artworks.
Renowned sculptor Hamiduzzaman Khan inaugurated the exhibition while eminent writer-researcher Mafidul Haque read out an essay on the life and works of Ferdousi Priyabhashini.
The exhibition, opening from 3pm to 8pm, will conclude on March 7.