Art show upholds humanismZiaul Hasan
The ongoing group art show at the Athena Gallery in Badda exhibits paintings glorifying humanism done by Bangladeshi and Pakistani artists.
The exhibition titled Unity of Souls features artworks in different mediums like oil, acrylic, water and print depicting an array of themes in 74 artworks done by nine local and nine Pakistani artists.
The artists incorporated a number of subject-matters in their paintings. Some of the artists have portrayed life of the commoners in their respective counties; some have depicted the spirit of womanhood, while others have illustrated the beauties of nature in the paintings mostly in figurative manner and a few which are abstract in composition.
As for the paintings at the exhibition, it is hard not to notice the similarity in colour usage by the Pakistani and the local artists. Artists of both the countries use bright and variety of colours in their artworks, that would easily arrest the eyes of the visitors.
Such a colourful oriental painting is Kalashi Girl by Pakistani artist Hajra Mansoor. In the acrylic on canvas painting, the artist has portrayed the side face of a woman with stretchy eyes and upright nose. The lady’s wearing colourful ornaments and a diadem gives the impression that it might be a portrait of a typical aristocratic lady of Pakistan from the past.
Local artiste Mohammad Abdul Aziz has also portrayed a woman in his oriental art titled Stare 2, which is a watercolour on paper painting. Dominated by eye-soothing colours like sky-blue and light green, the painting depicts a woman surrounded by ferns and fauna.
The life of common people of Pakistan can be seen in Maryum Rasul’s oil on canvas painting Dhabha, roadside bread shops which are a common meeting place for people on the road. Common men relaxing and having food have been captured by the artist in the painting.
A surrealistic painting has been created by Mohammad Mahabubul Islam Baabu, who is one of the nine local artists. The acrylic on canvas painting titled Freedom portrays images of two horses, where one is floating above while the other is just popping out from the end of a bugle, a musical instrument. Along with this, a sense of mystery in the minds of the viewers is created through two people walking on a chessboard path at the lower end of the painting.
The other Pakistani artists showcased at the exhibition are - Mansoor Rahi, Raja Changez Sultan, Samina Jamshed, Mona Ali, Summiya Khan and Munizah Jabed; while the rest of the Bangladeshi artists include Rezaun Nabi, Sohana Sahreen, Mohammad Anisuzzaman Anis, Zaman Mohammad Fakruzzaman, Syed Mohammad Shamim, Golam Faruquee Babul and Afrozaa Jamil Konka.
Inaugurated on September 27, the exhibition will remain open for everybody from 12:00pm to 8:00pm till October 25.
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