Search engine giant Google has made a new Doodle on its homepage, denoting the 80th birth anniversary of prestigious Bangladeshi sculptor Novera Ahmed.
Doodle is celebrating pioneering artist Novera Ahmed, who is viewed as the first modern sculptor in Bangladesh and whose particular work obtained from Western, folk, indigenous, and Buddhist themes to reflect the experiences of women.
The emblematic works of Novera Ahmed were featured in Goggle’s homepage on Friday.
Ahmed was conceived in 1939 amid a sea crocodile hunt in the biggest mangrove swamp in the Ganges. She was attracted to sculpture from a young age, roused by watching her mom make dolls and clay houses. When her father attempted to marry her off to a noble family, she resisted, insisting that she wanted to become a sculptor.
Ahmed studied design at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in London, graduating in 1955 and proceeding to get further preparing in Florence and Vienna. She rose to noticeable quality in 1960 with Inner Gaze, the first-ever solo sculpture exhibition by any sculptor in Bangladesh or Pakistan.
A coordinated effort with painter Hamidur Rahman brought about the Shaheed Minar, a national monument in Dhaka recognizing the Bengali Language Movement exhibitions of 1952.
In 1963, Ahmed bid farewell to her home and settled permanently in Paris. Two years traveling East Asia motivated a takeoff in structure, yielding a few assemblages made from the debris of American warplanes. In 1997, Ahmed received an Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh.
Today, many of her works can be viewed at the Novera Ahmed Museum, founded in 2018 by her husband in the small town of La Roche-Guyon outside of Paris.