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Editorial: Art Without Media and Artists

Art is now taking new turns. In the metamorphosis of art, new characters and catalysts are emerging into the play where the individual medium and artists are gradually becoming insignificant than before. Like artificial intelligence in technology, art itself is turning into an independent catalyst of this transformation, and is somewhat working independently off the artists! […]

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The Mughal Miniaturist of Jorasanko

Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) was a figure who was first celebrated, then sank into oblivion, and then re-excavated. Despite his immense contribution to the history of South Asian culture, Abanindranath was often dismissed as a mere illustrator of fairy tales. In reality, Abanindranath Tagore in inaugurating the Bengal School of Art movement was the first prominent […]

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Textures and Techniques in Monirul Islam’s Works

Maleeha Mazen Khan writes on the lectures by Monirul Islam at Bengal Institute “Art goes deeper than purchasing off-the-shelf consumer colour-tubes, and pouring them on ready-made canvases.” Monirul Islam goes the length of designing and producing his own papers, brushes, notebooks and even colours! Eminent artist Monirul Islam feels that life is a canvas, and artists […]

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You Think You Know What Art Is?

Muntakim Haque writes on the role and perception of Art based on the lectures at Bengal Institute by Nisar Hossain, Monirul Islam, Wakilur Rahman and Sajjad Sharif. Whenever the question of what art is crosses one’s mind, it will invariably be swarmed with conflicting if not contradictory answers. If one were to look at the ancient Greeks’ […]

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