Art & Design

Art & Design

Nature Quest / Apes of the East

These Hoolock gibbons, locally known as "Ulluk", were spotted brachiating through the trees of Lawachhara National Park in Sylhet. Native to eastern Bangladesh, Northeast India, Myanmar and Southwest China, these lesser apes are diurnal, arboreal, and their method of locomotion is known as brachiation -- meaning they use their arms to swing from tree to tree

Snapshots of history—Golam Mustafa meets Manzoor Alam Beg

Modhurimay Alap (Swapno ‘71, 2023) transcribes two days of conversations with the late Golam Mustafa, first Director of Photography of Bangladesh Television.

Panihar Public Library: A heritage in ruins

A library containing more than 7702 periodicals, encyclopedias and books on literature, religion, poetry, science and economics—all wasting away from neglect.

Cover Story / Experiencing architecture around us

Architecture exists all around us, effecting our daily lives.

What students can expect from a major in Architecture

Architecture is a lot more than just drawing buildings and designing interiors.

Van Gogh's self portrait found underneath one of his paintings Art

A previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered behind another of the artist’s paintings, the National Galleries of Scotland said Thursday.

Architect Rafiq Azam wins Robert Mathew Life Time Achievement Award

Bangladeshi Architect Rafiq Azam has won the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) Robert Mathew Life Time Achievement Award for 2022.

15 years of iPhone: Evolution in photography

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone.

Man disguised as old woman throws cake at Mona Lisa

A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth.

Shahidul Alam, Munem Wasif, Tanzim Wahab appointed curators of Bienniale für aktuelle Fotografie 2024

Renowned photographers Shahidul Alam, Munem Wasif, and Tanzim Wahab have been named curators of the Bienniale für aktuelle Fotografie 2024.

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe painting sells for $195 mn in auction

Andy Warhol’s “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” sold for a cool $195 million on Monday, making the iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe the most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever sold at auction.

Bangladeshi nature photographer Firoz wins UK’s RHS Award

Asker Ibne Firoz, a passionate nature and lifestyle photographer has won UK’s 5th edition of the “Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Photographic Competition 2022” award in the creative category.

Moududul Alam’s exhibition ‘Hridoye Amar Bangladesh’ underway

In celebration of the Independence Day of Bangladesh, renowned photographer Moududul Alam’s exhibition, “Hridoye Amar Bangladesh” is currently underway at Safiuddin Shilpalay, Dhanmondi.  Moududul Alam is also the founder of Chattogram Photographic Society.

Rainbow Paints announces winners of ‘Rong a Tomar Bijoy’

Rainbow Paints, a popular paint brand of RFL Group, honoured the winners of the art competition, “Rainbow Rong a Tomar Bijoy”. R N Paul, Managing Director of RFL Group, handed over the prizes to the nine winners at a restaurant in the capital's Badda area on Saturday.

Kazi Rakib’s ‘Fragile Moments’ underway at Galleri Kaya

Showcasing despair, the blossoming of nature, and the struggle of being locked down inside your own house, New York-based Bangladeshi artist Kazi Rakib's solo exhibition “Fragile Moments”, organised by Galleri Kaya, was inaugurated in the capital yesterday.

Largest scroll painting of Father of the Nation displayed at National Museum

Commemorating the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birth Centenary Celebration, advertisement agency Mattra organised the event, ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib: Mohajibon Path’, featuring the largest scroll painting of the Father of the Nation, by noted artist Shahjahan Ahmed Bikash.

Five-day exhibition of archeological artifacts begins at Bagerhat

An exhibition of archeological finds from the excavation of the residence of the famous Muslim ruler Ulugh Khanjahan began in Sundarghona area of Bagerhat Sadar Upazila on Friday. Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Azizur Rahman inaugurated the five-day exhibition at residence area of Khanjahan.

Star photojournalist Amran Hossain receives Bangladesh Press Photo Award

Amran Hossain, The Daily Star's senior staff photographer, has received Bangladesh Press Photo Award -- in the Picture of the Year 2021 category -- today.