Published:  12:00 AM, 28 April 2016

Rickshaw painting exhibition at Alliance Française tomorrow

Rickshaw painting exhibition at Alliance Française tomorrow

Alliance Française de Dhaka is organizing a solo painting exhibition titled 'Summer in Colour' by artist Nobo Kumar Bhadra at its Zoom Galerie. The inaugural ceremony of this exhibition will be held on Friday, 29 April 2016 at 5.30 pm.
Dr Pierre-Alain Baud, writer and researcher, Moinuddin Khaled, art critic and Imorz Hassan Chowdhury, creative director will be attending the inaugural ceremony. Mr Bruno Plasse, Director of Alliance Française de Dhaka will welcome the distinguished guests and will also preside over the opening ceremony.
Nobo Kumar Bhadra, a veteran rickshaw painting artist, has more than 25 years of expertise under his belt. Under the tutelage of his master Shitesh Shur, Bhadra started his journey with rickshaw painting in 1987 after having working experience with painting film banners in late 70s Dhaka. As a firm believer of establishing rickshaw painting as an internationally recognized folk art form, he continues to paint, be it on a tin canvas or cartridge paper or on a miniature hand-crafted rickshaw model or on a melamine plate. Though the engineering behind rickshaw in Bangladesh has not changed much since the early-twentieth century, the incomparable artistic aspects rickshaw ornaments itself with is unlike anything even today! Adopting from a wide range of topics: myths and legends of Bangla, Dhallywood film posters and characters, folklores, pastoral scenery with rivers and greenery, architectures like bridges and buildings, rickshaw paintings never cease to provide the unmindful viewers with something to become mindful for. After the inaugural ceremony, the exhibition will be open to all till 14 May 2016.

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