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12:00 AM, September 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:29 AM, September 19, 2019

Shilpangan’s ode to monsoon

Monsoon is often a recurring motif in the works of poets, artists and musicians. With an objective to showcase the grace of the season, Gallery Shilpangan has organised a group art exhibition titled, ‘Borsha, Rhythm of Monsoon’, in Lalmatia. Currently, 29 artists are showcasing a total of 49 paintings at the gallery.

Renowned artist Abdus Shakoor’s simplistic depiction of a cloudy evening evokes the feeling of melancholy, while eminent artist Hamiduzzaman portrays a rainy day. Several colours like red, pale blue, lemon yellow and white dominate his semi-abstract watercolour painting.

Shahid Kabir’s Ghonoborosha (mixed media on canvas) is also a fascinating work of art. The rich hues and textures revolving around the lonely boat that he has painted in the middle of the canvas represent a burst of graceful beauty with the raindrops falling on it.

The serene glow of paper white gleams through the thick clouds of Prussian and cobalt blue in Biren Shome’s Monsoon Story-1. The artist beautifully depicts fishing boats in the sea with a shadowy mix of black, burnt sienna and red. Alakesh Ghosh’s Story of Field is a realistic portrayal of the movement of cow-driven carts with harvest in a cloudy day, while Jamal Ahmed magnificently depicts the rain in Buriganga in one of his works.

Kanak Chanpa Chakpa portrays the mysterious beauty that appears after rain. The vast landscape and serenity that is showcased in her work easily attracts the audience.  Ahmed Shamsuddoha portrays the beauty of the river, Titas, while Sheikh Afzal Hossain’s beautiful watercolour painting showcases fishing in Basila. Rashid Amin also depicts clouds with vibrant hues. Anisuzzaman meticulously paints kadam flowers (Neolamarckia cadamba) while Anukul Mojumder portrays stories of monsoon with acrylic and charcoal. Karu Titas’ acrylic painting titled, Evening Silence, is a beautiful composition. Azmeer Hossain painted Cloud, Cowboy and the Green Field-1, with a layer by layer application of colours. Sourav Chowdhury’s Eternal Monsoon-1 represents drenched marigold flowers. The other participating artists of the exhibition are AH Dhali Tomal, Avi Shankar Ain, Amjad Akash, Biplob Chakroborty, Kiriti Ranjan Biswas, Kuntal Barai, Kamruzzoha, Md Al Akhir Sarker, Rezaun Nabi, Sima Islam, Sadek Ahmed, Shyamal Biswas, Saida Sultana and Tarun Ghosh.          

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