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Murtaja Baseer 55 Years of Artistic Endeavour

Date: Wed 17 Aug 2005 - Wed 31 Aug 2005

Time:Inauguration: Wed 17 Aug 2005 at 12:00 AM

Venue:Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts

Dear Sir/Madam Outstanding among the pioneering figures in our art world, Murtaja Baseer has evolved a distinctive modern idiom through years of dedicated creative activity. Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts has organized a fortnight long retrospective art exhibition titled 'Murtaja Baseer : 55 Years of Artistic Endeavour' starting from Wednesday, 17th August 2005, the artist's 73rd birth anniversary, at Bengal Shilpalaya. Art Critic and Playwright Syeed Ahmed will grace the occasion as Chief Guest and inaugurate the exhibition while artist Qayyum Chowdhury will be present as special guest. We would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your friends. - Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts Time and Venue: 6 pm, Wednesday 17 August 2005 Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts Bengal Shilpalaya House 275/F, Road 27 (old) Dhanmondi, Dhaka -1209 Tel : 8123115, 9113115 The exhibition will remain open until 31 August 2005, everyday from 12 to 8 pm

Murtaja Baseer has never been restricted to one particular school or genre of art. His creative talents have flourished in diverse art forms and modes of expression. His creativity draws on elements of history, tradition and art, as well as the tension inherent therein. Murtaja Baseer has devoted himself to study and travel - he has been moved by newer concepts and has striven for newer forms of expression. In Florence, he studied the pre-Renaissance artists and innovated a cubist trend that he called Transparencism. There is an individualistic dialectic in his work and sensibility. He explores forms in the abstract and brings out the abstraction inherent in forms. Although it is inappropriate to categorise him under one trend or another, we find in Murtaja Baseer's works a marked propensity for abstract realism. He has enriched our art with his facile and spontaneously engaged creative faculty spanning 55 years. Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts presents in this "Murtaja Baseer : 55 Years of Artistic Endeavour" exhibition, the harvest so to speak, of Baseer's creativity of over 5 decades. We are happy to be able to organize this exhibition on the 73rd anniversary of his birth. We wish him a very happy birthday. We hope Murtaja Baseer's unending creative energy will inspire as all. - Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts

Dear Sir/Madam Outstanding among the pioneering figures in our art world, Murtaja Baseer has evolved a distinctive modern idiom through years of dedicated creative activity. Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts has organized a fortnight long retrospective art exhibition titled 'Murtaja Baseer : 55 Years of Artistic Endeavour' starting from Wednesday, 17th August 2005, the artist's 73rd birth anniversary, at Bengal Shilpalaya. Art Critic and Playwright Syeed Ahmed will grace the ...

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Baseer’s Retrospective

Murtaja Baseer, as an artist, is basically a realist. He draws his inspiration from the environment in which he lives. The world that he sees is both winsome and sordid. The life that unfolds before him has joy, wonder and pathos. He reacts to external stimuli instantly at an emotional level, but in selecting the composition, the form and colour combination, he is guided by the intellect. On balance, the ...

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