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Takir Hossain
Takir is the editor of the Art and Culture Department of The Daily Observer.  His keen interests are on art and literature. As an art critic, his criticisms have been incorporated in many reputed artists’ books, brochures, national and international art journals as well as many other varied forms of creative publication. He has also graced the position of a jury member in a number of art competitions and carnivals. In his vibrant career he has covered several international exhibitions held in different countries across Europe and Asia. The writer can be reached at [email protected]




The mega show ends today at Shilpakala Academy
Takir Hossain
Presenting a myriad of Bangladesh-Indian artworksBasilio (an art gallery) and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy have jointly organised a group art exhibition which carries a distinct trait because of some high ranking Indian painters' attention-grabbing works with several Bangladeshi technically advanced painters' works put on display at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city. The artworks are in ...
Nature as muse
Aminul Islam’s 87th birth anniversary
Takir Hossain
In remembrance of an iconic painterI distinctly remember my introduction to Aminul Islam at his Gulbagh house in the city. The house was beautiful in its architectural patterns. His studio was spacious and people from every strata came over to see him and his works. Islam was soft-spoken, but bold and uncompromising in his stance.The painter Nurul Islam (now deceased) ...
Jamal Ahmed's solo show opens tomorrow at Galleri Kaya
Takir Hossain
Glancing into feminine curvaceous splendor and disadvantaged communityRealism began as an art movement in the early nineteenth century in France in a bid to represent people and their everyday realities through precise observation. The artistic movement, "realism" is distinct from the word "realism"-the latter an aspect of most figurative art throughout time. It challenged centuries of tradition in Europe which saw the ...
The writer steps into 78
Takir Hossain
Anwara Syed Haq: The  experimenter and innovatorAnwara Syed Haq is one of the leading writers of our country. She is also known as an experimenter and innovator in novel writing, particularly in her use of the techniques of interior monologue. Her novels are noted for their rhythmical and symbolic quality. Most of her novels are connected with time, its passage and ...
Remembering Mubinul Azim on his 43rd death anniversary
Takir Hossain
Homage to The Revolutionary Figure in Bangladeshi ArtMubinul Azim is considered a pioneer in the Bangladeshi art scene. He and his fellow contemporaries had a great contribution in experimental paintings. Some of them combined local motifs and various western forms.Since the '50s and '60s, Bangladeshi painters have incorporated a diverse range of familiar, unfamiliar forms and motifs in their works. Though the ...
Emitting Nature, Legacy and Emotion with Paint
Takir Hossain
Proshanta Buddha’s show at Gallery CosmosOver the decades, Proshanta Karmakar Buddha has been successfully documenting scenic beauty as well as appealing women in all their curvaceous beauty, gypsy women, boatman, flood-affected people, bucolic panoramic view, cultural heritage, riverine people, bauls, mendicants, working class people and more. Over the last few years, Proshanta has been constantly trying to give a new ...
Proshanta Karmakar Buddha\'s solo show at Gallery Cosmos
Takir Hossain
Articulating cultural heritage and the misery of common BangladeshisProshanta Karmakar Buddha's solo show at Gallery Cosmos Noted artist Proshanta Karmakar Buddha lends his strong voice through pure realism. He does not confine himself with any singular theme and working process. He has worked on varied themes and has always tried to capture the theme's minutiae through his personal language and style. He is ...
Solo show at Bishwa Sahitya Kendra
Takir Hossain
Rezowan Pilow’s romantic and pensive journey Rezowan Pilow, considered one of the most dedicated among contemporary Bangladeshi painters, has a passion for demonstrating the panoramic view, women busy with their daily chores, the magnificence of nature, riverine life, birds chirping and flying over the women, cloudy skies and more. The artist uses the horse motif in a number of his works ...
The multilayered personality turns 87 today
Takir Hossain
The diverse applications of Murtaja Baseer’s creativityVeteran artist Murtaja Baseer has excelled both as a painter and as a writer. His poems, short stories, novels have garnered enough praise. Many are perhaps not aware of Baseer's identities apart from that of an artist. Baseer is also a researcher, numismatist and filmmaker.Murtaja Baseer is by nature a shy, lonesome, reclusive person. He ...
Mahadev Saha steps into 74
Takir Hossain
Lament of a Lonely Soul"I think, a poet is different from others in his way of thinking, yearning and functioning in everyday life. A poet tends to contemplate his surroundings and the people next to him/her. Joys, woes, and others experiences affect him/her in a distinct and unparalleled way. A poet is quick to reach a human heart. He ...
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