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This paper is an analysis and anamnesis of the art of the Bangladeshi abstract painter Kazi Ghiyasuddin This paper also explores Bangladeshi Modernism- as an artistic movement in close dialogue with Modernist art emerging from the rest of Bengal and the world at the point of emergence of an international Bangladeshi identity. A close study of his art leads to a contemplation on the syncretism of nature and art (culture) and a manifestation of such through the form of the abstract; while situating the ‘artist’ at an intersection of lived experiences, artistic perception and politics of expression.
Keywords: Modernism, Modernism in Bangladesh, Abstract art, Modernism in South Asia, Art and Nature.