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Inspired by feminine beauty
Three artists belonging roughly to the same generation come together with their works in Chasing the Muse, the ongoing exhibition of paintings. Dwijen Gupta, Rupchand Kundu and Subrata Chowdhury have been working independently for more than two decades, scaling individual peaks, winning awards, going places, generating new ideas and making it known to the art fraternity that they have a language of their own. Though each artist works within the realistic format, they open up new worlds and invite viewers to look below surface impressions. An obsession with the female form appears to dominate their works, but what the artists try to discover are subtle insights into the mysteries of the feminine body and mind. Rupchand Kundu (a painting by him appears here) tells stories about his women, who are buffeted by the hardships of life yet preserve the inner beauty that comes through in soothing colours. Dwijen Gupta successfully interweaves form and content in the images of his women, whether they evoke a sense of longing and sensuality or remain a lonely figure with suppressed emotions. Subrata Chowdhury’s women are charming creations, evoking a soft appeal in gentle shades. His works also tell stories of life, and the narratives expand into diverse shades of social significance.

Event: An exhibition of paintings by three eminent artists When: Till April 5; 3 pm - 8 pm Where: Halo Heritage Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road

ART

Till April 20 (except Sundays & holidays) at the Museum and Art Gallery of The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park; 10.30 am - 1 pm & 2.30 pm - 7 pm: Annual Exhibition 2010 of paintings, sculptures and print-makings of late Lalit Mohan Sen. April 5 - 10 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue, 1st floor; 2 pm - 7 pm: Creation — an exhibition of painting and sculpture. Featuring works by Siddhartha Patra, Subir Debnath, Umendra Prasad and Nitai Samanta. Till April 7 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Paintings by Dhananjay Saha. Till April 7 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings and sculptures by Prashanta Basu. Till April 7 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Phooler Mela Art School presents Jiva-Chakra, an exhibition of paintings by Dipankar Mani and his students. Till April 7 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Anjan Coomar, Arpita Chandra, Sumita Maity and Pradip Kr Sau. Till April 7 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Rina Mustafi. Till April 7 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery ‘B’; 3 pm - 8 pm: An art exhibition hosted by Kalakushali. Till April 7 at Mon Art Gallery, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency, 3rd floor, #2289 5438; 11 am - 7.30 pm: The Way We Are, a group show curated by Oindrilla Maity Surai. Featuring works by Arunkumar H.G., Baiju Parthan, Bhagyanath C, Chhatrapati Dutta, Gigi Scaria, Josh P.S., Saikat Surai, Sunil Padwal and Vinayak Bhattacharya. Till April 10 at Galerie 88, 28 B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7pm, Mondays: 2 pm - 7 pm: The Metaphor and Beyond — featuring works by C. Douglas, P. Gopinath, K. Muralidharan and S. Nandagopal. Till April 10 at Srimati Art Gallery, Baitanik, 4 Elgin Road; 2 pm - 7 pm: Baitanik presents Symphony 2 — paintings by Aloke Kumar Paul. Till April 11 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Jamini Roy: A Painter’s Journey — an exhibition highlighting the stylistic changes that Jamini Roy pass- ed through before reaching his signature style. Till April 14 at Art Walk Gallery, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Dipankar Pahari. Till April 30 (Sundays by appointment) at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #98310-05003, 65508418; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: The Voices of the Canvas, featuring works by Prokash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Suhas Roy, Bratin Khan, Subrata Das, Shyamal Mukherjee, Sukanta Das, Samir Paul, Atin Basak and others. Till May 31 (except Sundays) at Ahuja Museum for Arts, 26 Lee Road, ground floor; 12 noon - 7 pm: Ancient Love — a series of paintings by Ganesh C. Basu. Till June 30 at Srijanee, 11A & B Esplanade East; 10 am - 8 pm: God & Nature — the fourth solo exhibition of paintings by Sreesudip.

DRAMA

April 5 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201, Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC’s monthly theatre show will feature the Bengali play, Madhavi, directed by Swatilekha Sengupta and produced by Nandikar April 7 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandimukh presents Tetrish Tamo Janmodibas, based on Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party. Translated by Dr Pabitra Sarkar. Adaptation by Ajitesh Bandyopadhyay. Direction: Ashoke Chattopadhyay. April 8 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ekti Dal presents the comedy, Bidhuda, written and directed by Rajat Ghosh. April 8 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandipat presents Shrinwantu Comrades, directed by Bibhas Chakraborty. April 9 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nehru Children’s Museum presents Jadio Sandhya, performed by the students of the Museum. Direction: Ramaprasad Banik. April 9 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place; 6.30 pm: Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (in Hindi), a suspense legal drama based on Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men. Directed by Ashok Singh and produced by Spandan. April 9 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Purba Paschim will stage Patol Babu Film Star, based on a story by Satyajit Ray. Direction: Ramaprasad Banik. April 11 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rang Roop will stage Jalchhabi. Direction: Seema Mukhopadhyay.

PERFORMING ARTS

April 7 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7 pm: Padatik Dance Centre presents a solo Kathak recital by Anasua Majumdar. April 12 at Gyan Manch; 6 pm: Sudha Art Centre presents an evening with renowned Kathak danseuse, choreographer and performer Vaswati Misra (Delhi).

film Show

Till April 6 at Nandan-II; 4.30 pm: Dignity Foundation hosts Dignity Film Festival, a number of charitable screenings of Suchitra Sen classics for the welfare of senior citizens. Today: Kamal-lata (starring Uttam Kumar, Suchitra Sen). April 5 - 7 at Gorky Sadan; 6 pm: Eisenstein Cine Club, Calcutta, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia and Russian Centre of Science and Culture present a festival of Slovenian films. Today: Transition (Dir: Boris Palcic).

TALK

April 5 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Divyananda will speak on Swamiji’s Katha. April 5 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Vishnudevananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna-Punthi. April 5 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra; 7 pm: Bishnupada Jana will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita Prasanga. April 5 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Prof. Amalendu Chakraborty will speak on Paschatye Abhedananda.

EXHIBITION

Till April 8 at 10 Satyen Dutta Road, #2465 1697; 11 am - 8 pm: Toontooni holds an exhibition of exclusive handloom sarees and kantha items of different kinds. Till April 9 at Darbari, P-249 Purna Das Road, # 2464 4027: Spring show of block printed, embroidered and designer sarees, kameezes, patialas, dupattas, salwar suits, fabrics and men’s wear in cotton and fancy fabric. Till April 10 at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 10 am - 7 pm: Spring collection of textiles for Poila Boishakh from Kamala, the craft outlet of Crafts Council of India. Till April 10 at Sujata Weaves & Prints, 8/1 Esplanade East, #9831604270; 11.30 am - 6.30 pm: Handwoven sarees/dupattas in kota, cotton silks in summer colours from weavers of India. Till April 14 at Design, 108 Raja Basanta Roy Road, #2466 4315; 11 am - 7.30 pm: Paramita Viswanathan’s special display of ‘Resist’ printed sarees, silks and south Indian cottons. Till April 14 at Green House, Tollygunge Metro station: Summer Surprise, an exhibition of latest summer wear, sarees, kurtis and suits.

TRIBUTE

April 5 at Mohar Kunja; 6.30 am: Members of Mitali, Indo-Bangladesh Cultural Society will pay tribute to Rabindrasangeet exponent Kanika Bandyopadhyay on her 10th death anniversary.

HEALTH

Till April 18 at CD-49, Sector I, Salt Lake; 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm & 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University, Bangalore and Lok Mangalam Nyasa Calcutta jointly organise a special yoga awareness camp on diabetes as part of Stop Diabetes Movement. For details, call 9051864915 / 9339610168.

SILVER JUBILEE

Till April 5 at Bidhannagar College, EB-2, Sector 1, Salt Lake; & April 6 & 7 at EZCC: To mark the completion of its 25 years, Bidhannagar College hosts an exhibition of photographs (till today; 11 am - 7 pm); drama Bhootnath by Samstab on April 6; Bharata Natyam by Madhuboni Chatterjee and drama Shesh Raksha by staff and teachers of the college on April 7.

WORKSHOP

April 7 at 94 Ballygunge Place; 4 pm onwards: Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts presents Hindustani classical music limited edition workshops with Ustad Raza Ali Khan, who will teach eight ragas in eight sessions: four morning ragas and four evening ragas in Kasur-Patiyala gharana; style Aakar. Time: 4 pm - 5.30 pm (for juniors) and 5.30 pm - 7 pm (for seniors). For registration, call 24613145.

QUIZ

April 10 at International School of Business & Media, EN22, Sector V, Salt Lake: General quiz for 4-member teams. Registration from 4 pm. Entry fee per team: Rs 200. Limited to first 40 teams that register. Contact Abhijit (9830487023) or Deepanjan (9831541077).All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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