Nargish Parvin
Nargish Parvin at the mural painting camp in Calicut
University. Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thenhippalam: Nargish Parvin prefers to paint the picture of Lord Krishna in black. Hailing from Bangladesh, she is the only foreigner attending the mural painting camp organized by Calicut University Art and Photography on the campus.

Nargish Parvin learned fine arts, despite strong opposition from her family and community. She is presently the fine arts teacher of Rajshahi Arts College in Bangladesh. Her favourite subject for painting is Krishna. She has a perfect answer for questions on the black colour of Krishna. Black is the confluence of multiple colours. So is the case with Krishna, he is the confluence of multiple expressions. That is why my Krishna is darker, said Nargish.

She is in Kerala for the second time. Earlier, Nargish had attended Art Kerala Muziris exhibition at Kochi. Nargish also responds against the lack of freedom of artists in Bangladesh, through her paintings. She is highly impressed with the Kerala culture that encourages art and artists.

The traditional artists who draw mural paintings in the renowned temples in Kerala also had attended the camp. The camp was organized as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the university. Circular shaped canvas was used to draw the pictures named as ‘Mughamudrakal’.