Album: The Exhibition ‘Santiniketan’

Beyond Nabadwip’s Poramatala Mandir, stood Kanai Karmakar’s photography studio, a landmark called Prantik. It was as if Kanai knew magic. He could conjure up technicolour pictures from black and white shots, transform smaller images into larger forms, all in the blink of an eye. An alumnus of the Art School in Kolkata, Kanai Karmakar, and… Continue reading Album: The Exhibition ‘Santiniketan’

Album: On the Day of Inauguration – The exhibition ‘Santiniketan’

Image (left to right) : Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, Chandra Bhattacharjee and Prashant Tulsyan. The exhibition was presented by Prashant Tulsyan and curated by Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya (Art Alinda)

Graduated from the Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship with a first class in 1986. Received gold medal for excellence in fine arts by Rabindra Bharati University in 1986 and Taj Gaurav award in 2008. Honoured by the President of India as artist- in residence at The Rashtrapati Bhavan in November 2020. I started my… Continue reading Album: On the Day of Inauguration – The exhibition ‘Santiniketan’

Album: The exhibition ‘Santiniketan’ by Chandra Bhattacharjee

Cities will sprout where trees were king. Factories will harden forest floors. Nature will give way to the drum roll of development. All that is inevitable. But what if a few wondrous places were simply left alone ? Sheltered from the assault of progress? May be that would do us humans and our eponymous humanity… Continue reading Album: The exhibition ‘Santiniketan’ by Chandra Bhattacharjee

Album: Book release ‘Bangali Ashttotara Satanam’

Image (Left to right) : Debolina Ghosh, Shubhendu Sarkar, Nirbed Roy, Jogen Chowdhury, Sankarlal Bhattacharya and Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya

The book titled ‘Bangali Ashtottara Satanam’ was released on the day of inauguration of the exhibition ( ‘Bangali : Ashtottara Satanam’ by Shubhendu Sarkar) held at Birla Academy of Art and Culture in April, 2022. The book is authored by Debolina Ghosh and illustrated by the artist Shubhendu Sarkar. The foreword is composed by Nirbed… Continue reading Album: Book release ‘Bangali Ashttotara Satanam’

From Album: An exhibition of bronzes ‘Babu & Bibi ‘ by Lalu Prasad Shaw

With the advent of Bengal  Renaissance  changes occurred in every sphere of the society. This change was also  reflected in the field of art and culture . The artists’ thoughts and expressions had a wider spectrum  and there was more scope for experimentation. This was a new era in Indian Art. This environment of cultural… Continue reading From Album: An exhibition of bronzes ‘Babu & Bibi ‘ by Lalu Prasad Shaw

Curator’s Note ‘Told Untold’ : Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya

There’s only one difference between a mad man and me. The mad man thinks he is sane. I know I am mad — Salvador Dali These lines haunt me when I see the surrealistic rendering of crippled society on Samir Aich’s canvases. From primordial to now, paradise to perdition, divine or the godless, virtuous or… Continue reading Curator’s Note ‘Told Untold’ : Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya

The Exhibition Told Untold to be continued till December 11, 2022

Samir Aich (right) with the renowned artist Jogen Chowdhury (centre), curator Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya (left) and others on the day of the inauguration of his exhibition of paintings ‘Told Untold’ at the Gallery Charubasona, Jogen Chowdhury Center of Arts, Kolkata.

Venue : Gallery Charubasona, Jogen Chowdhury Centre of Arts, 388-B/1 Prince Anwar Shah Road. Kolkata – 700 045 (Opposite South City Mall) Time: 2pm-8pm (Except Mondays and National Holidays)