Commemorating the spirit of the great Father of the Nation and its Founding President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was not only the "Epitome of a Nation" known as Bangladesh but also the visionary with a noble mission who dedicated his life to establishing the country on the world's map with honour, glory and respect - Gallery Cosmos, the reputed artistic wing of Cosmos Foundation, is set to host a two-day exclusive watercolour art camp titled Splendours of Bangladesh on Friday, August 11, at the Cosmos Centre in the capital.
The art camp will feature six young and talented Bangladeshi artists - Abdullah Al Bashir, Azmol Hosen, Kamruzzoha, Sadek Ahmed, Shahnoor Mamun and Surovi Akter.
In this exclusive art camp, the artists will showcase their brilliance through their individual watercolour works on the theme of Bangabandhu's glorious life and his majestic works and feature the country's unique natural resources and scenic, picturesque beauties of nature's finest places on earth, such as the Sundarbans, the biggest mangrove forest in the world; Cox's Bazar, the longest natural sea beach in the world - and the monumental architectural landscapes such as the Jatiya Sangshad Bhaban, National Martyrs Memorial, Shaheed Minar, Buriganga River, Panam City, Kantajew Temple, Paharpur Buddhist Monastery, Shat Gambuj Mosque, and Ahsan Manzil - to name a few.
These exclusive artworks will be featured in a unique publication titled "A Tale of Two Nations" by Cosmos Books, the executive publication wing of Cosmos Foundation, which specializes in the arts, archaeology and history, architecture, design, photography, travel and popular culture, but also publishes in a variety of other areas, especially those of visual interest. Cosmos Books has been working closely with its sister art gallery, Gallery Cosmos, with the latter's aim to discover, preserve and exhibit Bangladeshi art on an international platform.
This book will be an exclusive publication on Bangladesh and Singapore - the two states that seceded from Pakistan and Malaysia due to decolonization, and both faced challenges in creating viable economies, integrating diverse populations, and defending their borders and interests in a world where great and middle powers compete.
The author Enayetullah Khan, an esteemed entrepreneur who has built up a global Bangladeshi conglomerate from scratch and a journalist who has covered global affairs and personalities closely, shares his thoughts on the economic, political, and strategic trajectories of Bangladesh and Singapore, presenting a cerebrally analytical and vividly readable analysis through this book.
The art camp will continue on the following day (Saturday, August 12) at the same venue.
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