14-APR-2016: Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery, Aligarh Muslim University organized a six-day National Workshop on "Madhubani Art â?? Tradition and Fusion", which was inaugurated by Mrs. Rizwana Ali, wife of AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor Brig. S. Ahmad Ali, who was also preset on the occasion. The Workshop cum Exhibition will be open for public viewing till 16th April 2016.
In his presidential address, Brig. Syed Ahmad Ali, said that the art workshop will inculcate new ideas in the participants under the guidance of the invited artists from Mithila region. He wished the organizers a grand success and hoped that the Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery will continue to achieve its cherished objectives in the coming years.
Chief Guest, Dr Maurice Ryder, who holds three honours from the Royal Drawing Society, London and has been associated as photographer with three Prime Ministers including Mrs. Indira Gandhi, unveiled his latest Madhubani painting in the workshop. He described the Madhubani art vividly and expressed happiness to attend the workshop as a resource person.
Guest of honour, Mr. Santosh Kumar Das, a renowned Madhubani artist who has extensively delivered lectures in American universities, applauded the initiative of Dr. Badar Jahan and offered to guide students during his six day stay in the University. National and state award winner Mithila painter, Mrs. Bibha Das, along with Ms. Shalini Karn, is attending the workshop as resource persons.
Madhubani Paintings, also known as Mithila Art, is practiced in Darbhanga region of Bihar and widely popular in India and abroad. In view of its popularity and significance, Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery has taken the initiative to introduce AMU students to this form of art.
A number of participants from different parts of the country, including Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Bulandshahr and Noida are attending the workshop.
Dr. Badar Jahan, Convener of the workshop, said that the workshop on Madhubani Art will benefit the artists and art learners at Aligarh Muslim University, adding to their creative acumen.
Guest of honour Prof. Naima Khatoon, Principal, Women's College and Prof. Tariq Ahmed, Director Sir Syed Academy were also present on the occasion.
Related PicturesA Madhubani Art Piece on display at Art Exhibition