A solo pattachitra exhibition titled 'Baishakh in the Land of Tiger' (Bagh-er Deshe Baishakh) by Patua Nazir Hossain began at Galerie Zoo of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) on Tuesday, reports UNB.
Pattachitra is a general term for traditional cloth-based scrollpainting.
Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman Fizar inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest.
Nazir Hossain's artworks accentuate many different forms of the Royal Bengal Tiger in pattachitras that encapsulate many different folk elements of Bangla mythology.
Hossain's choice of colours brings in a good combination of bright hues like jade, ruby, topaz and beryl with contrasting black and white. The mingling and mixing of lines and colours are neat and subtle, and they speak of labour and endless hope.
The subjects of the fishermen, farmers, their near and dear ones are combined with tigers and cobras that are taken from the traditional pattachitra style. Sometimes muted and at others loud and buoyant, the lines and colours take one away to the idyll of the riverine Bangladesh. The fresh breeze, the birds and the bees, the cows, goats and endless "barret clouds" speak of repose and tranquility.
A total of 29 paintings are being displayed at Nazir Hossain's 33rd solo exhibition.
The exhibition will remain open to all till May 7 while the visiting hours from Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 9m, Friday and Saturday from 9am to12pm and 5 pm to 8 pm.
The exhibition will be closed on every Sunday.