A Colour A Day: Week 15
By Ruth Siddall, on 5 July 2020
A Colour A Day: Week, 15. 29th June – 5th July
Jo Volley writes…….
In spring 2017, Nisar Hossain, Dean of the Fine Art Faculty, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Artist and specialist on Contemporary Painting and Folk Painting of Bangladesh, led a contemporary installation workshop at the Slade based on traditional Folk Art of Bangladesh. He also gave a public lecture at the Whitechapel Gallery The heritage of ritualistic folk painting and the traditional painter communities of Bangladesh as part of the Inspire exchange project between the Slade School of Fine Art and the University of Dhaka Faculty of Fine Art, Bangladesh funded by the British Council.
Here are 7 of the colours Nisar generously donated to the Material Research Project pigment library, written in Bangla, as he gave me. Each are bound in gum Arabic on W&N watercolour paper and read from left to right.
- Hāra pathar
- Bhusha kali