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Fine Art Gallery exhibiting works of art from B’desh & SAARC countries

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Titled ‘4’ – An Exposition of 4 Prominent Contemporary Female Artists

Posted by Osman on March 24, 2007

Exposition of 4 Prominent Women Artists

Prof. Dr. Fareeda Zaman,  Rokeya Sultana,  Nasreen Begum &  Naima Haque

Introduction by Javed Jalil

The Extensive duration of thought & gesture, relating to a phantasmagorical journey of reality & unreality is exposed in this exposition of four contemporary artists in the warm light of the Art Club Gallery. The visual journey caters to the thirst of versatile viewers.

To start with Rokeya Sultana’s present innovation, the black & white, wash drawings depict women’s desire- the fleshy feeling of contours expressing human struggle for desire & enchantment as angels of human spirit. There is no predictable orientation, but a strange world of colliding imperfect feelings, seeking salvation in the wings of the angel.

Nasreen Begum explores the cactus as an integral symbol of life. Fighting all odds, the destination is to create the serene solitary volume of her internal world, like a cactus with its hard exterior that protects it& its subtle flowers coming out as a subtle beauty within the horror. Tactically towards the destiny of the given truth in reality is visualized in Nasreen Begum’s work.

Sufia’s Dream is an internal reflection of the artist Dr. Fareeda Zaman’s own dreams & passion, floating in the space of fantasy & mystery. She uses this elongated character Sufia as a symphony of her thought & awakenings. The visual world she creates is structured with figures of super reality with in colorful dramatic wash pigmentation.

Naima Haque is the voice of subtlety with a soft touch of reality in sweet focused projection. She expresses peace & purity with a soothing surface ground where, here & there becomes one.

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Dadaism

Posted by Osman on March 21, 2007


Dadaism

Dadaism art movement category of prints and postersDadaism was an art movement that followed Cubism, Expressionism, and Fauvism. The Dadaists were mainly a group of ill-organized artists experimenting with bizarre art and literature. The most notable Dada artists include Hugo Ball, Jean Arp, and Marcel Duchamp. The artists wanted to take modern art into a direction that would broaden the meaning of “what art was and could be”.

Dada began in 1916 when Hugo Ball, a German poet and exile, founded a local cafe in Zurich, called the Cabaret Voltaire. The club was a haven for young Bohemian artists, and its members boasted an atmosphere that emphasized artistic freedom and creation. The club quickly became a free platform for self-promotion used mainly by artists, musicians, and writers. For the most part, the club was an institution of learning and a Mecca for artistic individuality. The club had become so well known in the first month of its opening that people throughout Europe came to see the club. Read the rest of this entry »

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Optical Art (Op Art)

Posted by Osman on March 21, 2007

 

 

The Optical Art movement remains relatively short when compared to other movements like Cubism or Surrealism.

The movement officially lasted only three years, and followed the Pop Art movement.

 

 

 

Op Art began with the desire to involve a correlation between seeing and understanding. The art movement involved manipulating the eyes or creating an optical illusion. Similar to other movements, the Op Art artists did not use conventional paint and brush techniques. Instead, the artists used a limited color scheme, and a limited style to draw shapes and objects. Each painting or design had its own way of alluding the human eye. Although this movement was relatively short, the artistry they displayed was important to all art movements and art lovers.

 

History

 

The birth of Op Art began officially with an article in Time Magazine. In 1964, Time Magazine published an article featuring an art movement involving optical illusions. Since the artists focused on eye manipulation, Time Magazine coined this new movement “Op Art”. For a brief time, Op Art became a household name. Their name quickly became popular with the intellectual and social circles, and their work was well sought after. Read the rest of this entry »

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Abstract Expressionism

Posted by Osman on March 21, 2007

“A term first used in connection with Kandinsky in 1919, but more commonly associated with post-war American art. Robert Coates, an American critic, coined it in 1946, referring to Gorky, Pollock and de Kooning. By the 1951 Museum of Modern Art exhibition ‘Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America’, the term was used to refer to all types of non-geometric abstraction. There are two distinct groups within the movement: Colour Field artists (Rothko, Newman, Still) worked with simple, unified blocks of colour; and gestural painters like Pollock, De Kooning and Hofmann who made use of Surrealist techniques of automatic art. Not all the artists associated with the term produced either purely abstract, or purely Expressionist work: Harold Rosenburg preferred the phrase Action Painting, whilst Greenberg used the less specific ‘American Type Painting’, and because of the concentration of artists in New York, they are also known as the New York School. The only real connection between Abstract Expressionists was in their artistic philosophy, and publications like Tiger’s Eye, an avant-garde magazine that helped spread their ideas. All were influenced by Existentialist ideas, which emphasized the importance of the act of creating, not of the finished object. Most had a Surrealist background, inspired by the presence of Breton, Masson and Matta in New York in the 1940s and by retrospectives on Miró (1941) and Kandinsky (1945), and the Abstract Expressionists sought to express their subconscious through their art. They also shared an interest in Jung’s ideas on myth, ritual and memory (inspired by exhibitions of African and American Indian art in 1935 and 1941 respectively) and conceived an almost Romantic view of the artist, seeing their painting as a way of life and themselves as disillusioned commentators on contemporary society after the Depression and the Second World War. Other American artists associated with the movement were Motherwell, Tobey, Kline and Philip Guston.”

– From “The Bulfinch Guide to Art History”

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Contrasts in Culture reflecting on the Canvasses

Posted by Osman on March 15, 2007

 Art Club Bangladesh Fine Arts Gallery Presents:

Arabic Calligraphy & Moghul Miniatures

Calligraphy Exhibition by renowned Pakistani Artist Arif Khan

Moghul Miniatures by

Kulshum Wasti

&

Khalid Saeed Bhatt

both famous Artists &  University Educators from Pakistan…

Art Club Gallery  is located at Suite # 3B; House # 4; Road # 104; Gulshan 2…Dhaka- Bangladesh

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