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12:00 AM, December 01, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 01, 2015


The splendour of watercolour

Bangladesh predominantly boasts a culture based on the extensive network of waterways that run across the country. Although rapid urbanisation has engrossed cities and spread to many rural settings, the longstanding feelings of water still remain. At times it stimulates every person and their particularly personal emotions. Based on this premise, a group exhibition, titled Joloj (Aquatic), is currently running at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka. 

The exhibition was inaugurated on 27 November, 2015. It is an endeavour by Bishan Bhakta, Golam Moshiur Rahman Choudhury, Md Al-Akhir Sarkar and Sadek Ahmed.

Nature has always been a great source of inspiration for artists. Its beauty, simplicity, grandeur and serenity have often been the subject of their paintings. And given that Bangladesh is a riverine country, the water bodies – seas, rivers, canals, floodplains and ponds - have always captured the interest of the painters of this country. And Joloj is a testament to that.  

The exhibition, held at Le Galarie of Alliance Francaise, will run till 11 January, 2016.  Visiting hours:  Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 9pm; Friday and Saturday from 9am to12pm and again from 5pm to 8pm. The exhibition remains closed on Sundays. The programme is brought to you by Trust Bank. 

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