Tradition art of Bangladesh Flok art of Bangladesh
There is a rich tradition of modern painting which was pioneered by Zainul Abedin, Kamrul Hassan, Anwarul Haque, Shafiuddin Ahmed and S.M. Sultan. Zainul Abedin earned international fame for his sketches on famine of 1943 in Bangladesh. Other famous artists of Bangladesh are Abdur Razzak, Qayyum Chowdhury, Murtaza Baseer, Aminul Islam, Chakraborty, Kazi Adbul Baset, Syed Jahangir, and Mohammad Kibria.

One of the greatest artists of Bangladesh was Zainul Abedin, who was best known for his paintings on Bengal Famine of the 1940s. See picture below

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Artists Jogen Choudhuri took inspiration from Alpana drawings practiced widely in Bangladesh villages. Many other present day artists like Ganesh Paine and Prokash Karmakar had roots in Bangladesh.

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Alpana drawings: Is folk arts that showcases the artistic sensibility of people. The word alpana might have originated from the Sanskrit alimpana, which means ‘to plaster’, or ‘to coat with’.

On 21 February the shaheed minar in Dhaka and roads leading to it are decorated with alpana paintings. They have, in fact, become an inseparable element in the observance of ekushey february in Bangladesh. While the tradition and art has a Hindu history in modern Bangladesh alpana has attained a purely
secular character. Alpana is created to drive away the influence of omen and welcome peace, wealth, health and everlasting happiness.
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