In what can be called a proud moment for the art and culture fraternity of Northeast, Assamese painter Dipankar Roy’s painting has received the gold at an art exhibition held at the world famous Louvre Museum in Paris. Louvre is the world’s biggest art museum and to get his painting exhibited there is a huge achievement for Roy, who hails from Abhayapuri in Bongaigaon district.
Roy is known for deriving inspiration for his artwork for his surrounding and recent incidents. The particular painting about a flock of sparrows in the morning was sent by Roy to Norway International Painter’s Community. Due to the initiative taken by this organisation, Roy’s painting was selected for exhibition at Louvre. Later, it was selected as the best entry in the category, ‘ Classic Euro-India.’ Dipankar who came to know about his triumph from social media is really jubilant. 85 painters from across the world participated in the competition.
Portugal’s Jose Baptiste won the second prize and Rosa Walhoo Solhoye from Portugal itself won the third prize.
Source- Niyomiya Barta