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‘Chhapaichitrer Parampara’ under way at Bengal

Artainment reporter 

Published: 08:47, 25 May 2024

‘Chhapaichitrer Parampara’ under way at Bengal

Photo : Collected

A month-long exhibition titled ‘Chhapaichitrer Parampara’ giving viewers a glimpse into printmaking techniques from 1950 to date is under way at the Quamrul Hassan Gallery of Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

The exhibition is featuring 85 prints by 68 artists made using various techniques, including intaglio, relief, lithography, etching, engraving, dry point, woodcut and others in the past seven decades.

The artworks depict the beauty of nature, the relationship between humans and nature, landscapes, rural life, urban life and others.
The exhibition also showcases the journey of printmaking and the modern art movement in Bangladesh.

Artworks by Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, Quamrul Hassan, Safiuddin Ahmed, Anwarul Haque, Murtaja Baseer, Rashid Chowdhury, Monirul Islam, Shahid Kabir and Abul Barq Alvi have been displayed alongside artworks by contemporary young artists Shuborna Morsheada, Sourav Chowdhury, Farzana Rahman Boby, Md Fakhrul Islam Mazumder and others at the venue.

Safiuddin Ahmed’s print titled ‘Barir Pathe Phera’ created in 1944 shows a shepherd returning home with his cows in a village.

Anisuzzaman Anis’s woodcut print titled ‘Moments of the Past’ created in 1994 shows a barber cutting hair beside a road in a village.

Ruhul Amin Tarek’s woodcut print titled ‘Lady with Mirror’ created in 2018 shows a village woman wearing makeup and holding a mirror in her hand.

SSKM Shadi Ahmed’s etching print titled ‘Amar Allahr Sannidya’ created in 2011 shows a composition comprising the Arabic alphabet, numbers and forms. A person is seen praying in the middle of the artwork.

Fawaz Rob’s etching print titled ‘The Great Omari Mosque After the Bombing’ created in 2024 shows two images of the mosque. One image shows the mosque and another shows the mosque in ruins after Israel bombed it in Gaza, Palestine.

The exhibition, which was inaugurated on May 11, will remain open until June 11.