An Eternal Journey, the solo painting exhibition by artist Nazmul Haque Bappy at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka is going on in full swing.
A large number of art aficionados from across the city thronged the gallery Saturday, the second day of the event.
Earlier, amid much festivity and fanfare, the week-long exhibition was launched on Friday.
Actor Mamunur Rashid, singer Tahsan Khan and Prof Nasreen Begum of the University of Dhaka attended the opening ceremony as special guests.
Bruno Plasse, director of Alliance Française de Dhaka welcomed the distinguished guests and presided over the occasion.
Around 30 paintings by artist Nazmul Haque Bappy have been put on display at the exhibition.
Though Oriental art was invented in China and Japan, but with the great contributions from Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Abdur Rahman Chughtai and other prominent artists, Oriental art was introduced in the Indian subcontinent.
Oriental style was mainly based on watercolour washing method. It has inherent or partial similarity between Oriental cultures and medium that is both powerful and emphatic.
Nazmul Haque Bappy’s paintings exhibit mountains, nature, and animal and blend Oriental culture with realism to create a new form.
He also tries to blend European style with his own style to make something very refreshing. Nature and its emotional ability to swerve, birds, rivers, sea, growing shadows of trees, leaves, sound etc. are the main aspects of Bappy’s paintings which have been done with Chinese patterns employing special types of ink and colour. A total of 30 paintings will be exhibited in this exhibition.
Artist Md Nazmul Haque Bappy accomplished his MFA degree with first class from Department of Oriental Art, University of Dhaka and he is currently doing PhD on ‘Chinise Traditional Painting’ at University in Beijing, China.
To be noted, he has so far achieved several important awards, including the departmental best award 2011, best medium award 2008 and Berger Young Painter Award 2009.
The exhibition will be open to all from 3:00pm to 9:00pm from Monday to Thursday and from 9:00am to12:00noon and 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays while closed on Sunday till February 4.