Painting exhibition ‘Preceptor-Disciple: Disciple-Preceptor’ at AFD

Culture Desk

17 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Painting exhibition ‘Preceptor-Disciple: Disciple-Preceptor’ at AFD

A painting exhibition titled ‘Preceptor-Disciple: Disciple-Preceptor’ will begin from Friday at Alliance Française de Dhaka in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.

The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition will be held tomorrow at 5:30 pm.  

Eminent artist Monirul Islam will grace the occasion as the chief guest while Dhaka University Faculty of Fine Art’s Dean Professor Nisar Hossain, art connoisseurs Abdullah Al Mahmud and Mikhail Islam will attend the inaugural ceremony as the special guests.

The Oriental Painting Studio Bangladesh will present its first group exhibition at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka featuring artists Amit Nandi, Malay Bala, and Zahangir Alom, who will showcase oriental paintings ranging from classical to contemporary. From the mythical sagas like the vignettes of Shakuntala, the eternal love between Radha-Krishna, and the political aspects from the Mahabharata to the realistic, abstract, semi-abstract, symbolic, and modern presentations of the idyllic beauty of Bengal, portraits of the towering literary and cultural personalities like Tagore and Nazrul, and the contemporary socio-political and cultural features — all have been manifested gracefully on their canvasses.

Based in Dhaka, the trio, following the conventional Guru-Shishya Parampara, runs various art activities like practicing, exhibiting and promoting oriental art in Bangladesh. They also run the Oriental Painting Study Group that has successfully organised eight oriental painting exhibitions with the participation of national and international artists. The artists of the studio are committed to open up new possibilities for oriental art in Bangladesh.

There are around 50 artworks in mixed media will be in display for this exhibition. The exhibition will be open to all till February 1.

Visiting Hours: Monday to Thursday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday (9:00 am to 12: 00 noon and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm). Closed on Sunday.