Sunday, April 21, 2024

Creating supra-personae in masks

Masks have been used since ancient times for both ceremonial and practical purposes. Masks are a familiar and vibrant element in many folk and traditional ceremonies, festivals and rituals in the country. The experimental artists these days have taken masks as an art form. Such well decorated masks made by the contemporary artists are on ... Read more

Defining Images of Pahela Baishakh

The coming of Kalbaishakhi (Nor’wester) is welcomed by the biggest secular festival of Bangladesh, Pahela Baishakh. Named after the star ‘Bishakha’, in line with the names of other Bengali months also named after constellations, romanticised notions of Baishakh were embedded in the hearts of millions, primarily due to Rabindranath Tagore’s love for the month. Pahela ... Read more