বৃহস্পতিবার, ২২ অক্টোবর ২০২০, ০৪:২১ পূর্বাহ্ন
Dr. Reza Kibria :: This is a selection of great paintings that are intended to introduce readers to great works of art, primarily of the Western world. The choices are of course very subjective and reflect personal preferences and an assessment of their overall significance. Great paintings have a powerful psychological and emotional impact that can only be fully experienced when seeing the actual works, However this selection may encourage some fortunate readers to visit the museums housing these great works.
“Famine 4”, Zainul Abedin, 1943, ink, 553×404 cm.
Zainul Abedin (1914-76), “Shilpacharya (Great Master of the Arts), is rightfully acclaimed as one of the greatest painters Bangladesh has produced. The bold strokes, clarity, economy of line, testify to his technical brilliance, a talent that was combined with a deep compassion for the suffering of the poor and down-trodden of Bengal. His ink sketches of the Great Bengal Famine of 1943, which he drew while traveling through the countryside, became world-famous. Many of his greatest works are no longer accessible to the public, scattered all over the world in private collections.