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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]




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 ...
Art collector Rezwan Rahman’s outstanding display in Baridhara
Takir Hossain
Shahid Kabir, the painter of humans and humanityRezwan Rahman is a devoted and an avid art collector. His collections hold works by contemporary Bangladeshi master painters and several famed painters in our country. He has always been very interested in new ideas and contemporary culture and art has always been a significant part of his thought process. His collections also have diverse ...
Takir Hossain
Aminul Islam: myths, experimental, insanity and a novel way of paintingI 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) ...
Takir Hossain
Demonstrating myths and folk balladsArtist Abdus Shakoor Shah is widely recognised for his folk motifs and ballads. His present work breaks new ground in its technical and material aspects. The works seem more time consuming and technically phenomenal than ever before. Over a large span of his career, Shakoor has been working on folk motifs and ancient ballads. Folk ...
Takir Hossain
Famed printmaker Anisuzzaman appointed Professor of DUFamed printmaker Anisuzzaman known as Anis has been appointed as Professor of Printmaking Department, Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), University of Dhaka (DU). Now, probably he can be said to be the youngest Professor in the history of University of Dhaka. It has been possible for his unique working style and he has made an ...
Famed painter Murtaja Baseer reminisces his father
Takir Hossain
Undiscovered facts about Dr Muhammad ShahidullahMurtaja Baseer is considered to be a distinct and unique personality in Bangladeshi art milieu for his lucid thought process, strong and meticulous drawings, balanced use of colours and a strong social commitment. His quest has always encouraged him to deliver new thoughts, styles and techniques in a constant pursuit of experimentation. Throughout his illustrious ...
Sikdar Aminul Haq's 15th death anniversary observed
Takir Hossain
Tribute to an urban and elegant poetSikdar Aminul Haq is generally a modernist Bangladeshi poet. He is also a prolific poet and his poems are of outstanding intellectual quality. Incidents of everyday life can be found in much of his poetry but in a very symbolic and complicated way. He frequently experiments with form and content. He often approaches surrealism and ...
Takir Hossain
Samarendra Sen Gupta: A touch of surrealismI was first introduced to West Bengal poet Samarendra Sen Gupta at poet Muhammad Samad's residence at Dhaka University teachers' quarters in 2010. He wore a khaddar panjabi and carried a bag. His pleasant personality was easily expressed through his softness of speech and cool temperament. During that year, Gupta visited Dhaka to participate in ...
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