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Bangladesh and Indian artists join together at an art camp in Shantiniketan
Observer Cultural Correspondent
Published : Wednesday, 25 February, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 55
Under the title "Goti Art Trust- Art Camp 2015", a weeklong art camp was recently held at Shabuj Ban Resort, Bolpur, Shantiniketan, in India. The camp was held from February 11 to 17.
Ashadullah Gayen (India) was the coordinator of the art camp. Syed Nabi, director of Goti Art Trust arranged the camp.
About eight Bangladeshi artists and six Indian artists took part at the camp. Renowned Bangladeshi artists Biren Shome, Golam Faruque Bebul and noted Indian artist Samir Aich also participated at the art camp. About 28 paintings have been produced from the camp. During the camp, artists also enjoyed folk music at night in the tranquil ambiance of Shantiniketan.
About the camp, veteran Bangladeshi artist Biren Shome said, "The main objective of the camp is to explore the benefits of aesthetic dialogue through the varied genres of visual arts. I consider this camp to be a cultural bridge between artists of India and Bangladesh. The artists of India are very convivial and proud of their heritage and independence. I have been introduced to many artists and art scholars there. At the workshop, Bangladeshi artists have experimented with several methods and techniques."
The camp offered the painters an opportunity to exchange views, which brought together a group of over 14 painters -- encouraging exchange of ideas, honing skills and professional development. They have painted in varied genres of art such as realistic, semi-realistic, abstract, abstract expressionism, symbolism and neo-impressionism. Some participants highlighted architectural lines, forms and pure compositions, nature. A few works are dominated by plain colour.
The Participating Bangladeshi artists were Biren Shome, Golam Faruque Bebul, Bishwajit Goshwami, Azmeer Hossain, M M MaizUddin Liton, Sourav Chowdhury, Shahanoor Mamun and Bubly Barna.
The participating Indian artists were Samir Aich, Diptish Ghosh Dastidar, Shymal Gayen, Bratati Sarkar, Raka Panda and Baishakhi Mehatori.

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