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Strokes of Art

With strong strokes, our arts take us close to the reality. With thousands of shade, the colors in our painting take us to beyond our imagination. Our modern painting was mostly pioneered by artists like Zainul Ahedin, Qamrul Hasan. Anwarul Haque, Shafiuddin Ahnied, Shafiqul Amin, Rashid Chowdhury and S.M. Sultan. There are many painting exhibition which are organized all around the year. Some of them even hold international affiliation. Here’s a list of famous painting gallery where you can get to meet with our artistic passion:

 

National Art Gallery

61730741

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shilpakala Academy, Segun Bagicha, Dhaka

 Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts

Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka

 

Contemporary Arts Ensemble

 

48/1, Commercial Building, South Avenue, Gulshan

 

Saju Art Gallery

 

F 28 DMC Market, Gulshan, Dhaka

 

La Galerie

54 Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Gulshan, Dhaka

 

Jiraj Art Gallery

12 Shahbag Shopping Complex, Dhaka

 

Haque Art and Crafts

F 36, North DMC Market, Gulshan

Phone: 606524,

 

Yeart Gallery

F 37North DMC Market, Gulshan, Dhaka

Phone: 606944

 

Shilpangan

House 15, Road 4 Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Phone: 503431.

 

Bangladesh Folk Art Gallery

Panam Nagar, Sonargaon.

 

Galary

21, 765 Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Phone: 8114716.

 

Bengal Art Lounge

60 Gulshan Avenue, Circle 1, Dhaka

Phone: +880 1745 315040

 

Dhaka Art Centre

House 60, Road 7A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Phone: +880 1191 776511

 

Gallery Jolrong

House 134, Road 3, Block A, Niketon, Gulshan, Dhaka

Phone: +880 1730 372924

 

Athena Gallery of Fine Arts

AJ Heights, CHA-72/1/D, Progoti Shorani Road, Uttar Badda, Dhaka

Phone: +880 1680 760887

 

Gallery 21

751 Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Phone: +880 28 114716

 

Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts

Bengal Shilpalaya 275/F, Road 16, Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Phone: +880 28 901133

 

La Galerie at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka

26 Mirpur Road, Dhaka

Phone: +880 29 675249

 

Drik Gallery

House 58, Road 15A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Phone: +880 29 120125

 

Gallery Chitrak

House 4, Road 6, Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Phone: +880 1715 026980

 

Department of Contemporary Art at Bangladesh National Museum

Shahbagh Road, Dhaka

Phone: +880 2861 93969

 

 

Lost in Words

The earliest available specimen of Bengali Literature is nearly a thousand years old. The modern era of Bengali literature is pioneered by Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Michael Madhusudan Datta, Mir Mosharraf Hossain etc. Here’s a list of bookstore you can find almost any book written by authors from Bangladesh and abroad:

 

Gyankosh

Shop 5-7

Sobhanbagh Masjid Market

Dhanmondi

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Telephone: (88-02)811-9004

 

Minerva Book Corner

Shop 4

Sobhanbagh Masjid Market

Dhanmondi

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Telephone: (88-02) 911-1350

 

Papyrus

Shop No 18 & 51 [Ground Floor]

Aziz super Market,

Shahabag

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Telephone: (88-02) 966-1066

 

Pathak Shamabesh

Gulshan

204/b [Second Floor], Tejgaon Link Road

Gulshan

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Telephone: (88-02) 986-1003

Shahabag

Shop No 17 – 17A [Ground Floor], Shop 27 [First Floor]

Aziz Super Market

Shahabag

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Telephone: (88-02) 966-2766

 

Sagar Publisher’s

4 New Baily Road

Property Arcade

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Telephone: (88-02) 935-8944

 

The Book Worm

Twin Peaks’ Complex

Old Airport

Tejgaon

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Telephone: (88-02) 912-0387

 

Words n Pages

SWB 7, Road 7

Gulshan 1

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tel: (88-02) 882-0417

 

 

Craftsmanship with Clay

Clay potters of Bangladesh have been related with their profession for a long time. The manual process of making pottery reflects our potters’ endless passion, devotion and affection to their divine creations. You can easily buy the finest pieces of handmade pottery in souvenir shop in Dhaka.

If you want to closely see how the pottery artists of  Bangladesh has been creating this amazing handicrafts, just go to a village in Dhamrai in the outskirt of Dhaka. There are plenty of potters who are involved with this profession since their ancestors.

 

 

Brass Metal Sculpture

As our country has a deep artistic root influenced by the Hindu religion, religious sculpture and crafts — especially the ones which are made by the metal craftsmen of Dhamrai — are exotic in nature as well as passionate in its diverse usage. This 5000 year old tradition is still surviving the some 30 villages around Dhamrai. Even some families in Dhamrai are in this business for 200 years. The brass metal craft artisans of Dhamrai area practice four traditional methods; lost wax method, clay casting, sand casting and hammering. The old wax method is very critical and sophisticated, and only a handful number of artists are capable of this. It will take a few hours to visit the stores of metal crafts in Dhamrai. If you are more curious, you can go inside their house and experience how this is finest piece of art is being produced.

 

 

Nakshi Katha

Our Nokshi katha — a type of embroidered quilt — is a century-old Bangladeshi art tradition reflects the craftsmanship of people in rural areas. You can see the finest example of Nakshi katha from these places:

Bangla Academy

Design Centre, BSCIC

Folk Art and Crafts Foundation

Bangladesh National Museum

And if you are into buying this fantastic crafts for your own:

Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB), Karu Palli Sales Centre

Kumudini Handicrafts

BRAC-Aarong

 

 

Jamdani – Taat Shilpo

Another Bangladeshi wonder which is mesmerizing the whole world for ages is Jamdani. Jamdani, a find hand oven cotton cloth which is believed to be a fusion of the ancient cloth-making techniques of Bengal with the Muslins produced by the Bengali Muslims of medieval period, is the most expensive product and one of the most artistic product which requires the most lengthy and dedication from the makers. Apart from that our Tat Shilpo is also famous for its design and unique way of being produced.

You can buy Jamdani products from any store that sells Saree in Bangladesh. To be specific Baily Road and Mirpur Benaroshi is famous for Saree stores. And for products made of Tat you can visit:

Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB), Karu Palli Sales Centre

Kumudini Handicrafts

BRAC-Aarong

Rickshaw Painting

Just like rickshaw (as a vehicle), rickshaw art in Bangladesh is the most popular part of our pop culture. The colors are so vivid, so raw and so bold that it will take your breaths away. It’s the art of people; the people with a true Bangladeshi heart. The topics and themes may have been cliché, but the integral stance is so much strong.