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  • Rickshaw art by Anonymous

    + - Entry no.: V1 CC17 2000s AC0 000 N 004 Title: Untitled Artist: Anonymous Year of creation: Unknown Photographer: Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and David J Williams Copyright info: All Rights Reserved by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, David J Williams, and Mapin Publishing Date Photo Taken: c. 2000s Location: Unspecified location, Bangladesh (Presumably Dhaka) Resolution info: N/A Source: ; Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala, and David J Williams. Moving Pictures: Rickshaw art of Bangladesh. Ahmedabad, India: Mapin Publishing, 2010.; This photo is used in this archive with permission taken from Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt http://www.kuntalalahiri-dutt.org/rickhaw-art-of-bangladesh/ Notes: Used as the seat cover; micro-expressions are used here subtly to depict the emotional state of the human figures; inspired by a unknown film Subjects: Film, Man, Woman, Love, Earring, Seat, Teeth Bibliographical Reference/s: Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala, and David J Williams. Moving Pictures: Rickshaw art of Bangladesh. Ahmedabad, India: Mapin Publishing, 2010. Previous Next

  • Rickshaw art by Anonymous

    + - Entry no.: V1 CC29 2020 AC0 000 Y 001 Title: Untitled Artist: Anonymous Year of creation: Unknown Photographer: Istiak Ahamed Toushik Copyright info: All rights reserved by Istiak Ahamed Toushik Date Photo Taken: 2020 Location: Kachari Ghat, Mymensingh, Bangladesh Resolution info: 1917x2556 Source: The photographer's personal collection Notes: Painted on the metal back of an electric rickshaw Subjects: Bird, Water, Sky, Tree, Love, Romance, Sun Bibliographical Reference/s: N/A Previous Next

  • Rickshaw art by Ripon

    + - Entry no.: V1 CC4 2008 AC4 000 Y 005 Title: Untitled Artist: Ripon Year of creation: Unknown Photographer: Anduze traveller Copyright info: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0); https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ Date Photo Taken: February 15, 2008 Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Resolution info: 3504x2336 Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anduze-traveller/2284940019/in/album-1032642/ Notes: Digitally printed; the artist credit is given on the top-middle as "রিপন আর্ট" (Ripon Art); on the left, it says "শামীম প্রিন্টার্স" (Shamim Printers); both of these writings are not handwritten; design on the entire body and frame is less than usual; probably a damsel in distress scene taken form Tarzan; The hairstyle and earring of the woman suggest that it is probably taken from the Bangladeshi film Boner Raja Tarzan, an adaptation of Tarzan; the lion's head is shaped into a humanoid form Subjects: Woman, distress, jungle, lion, animal, bird, crocodile, water, forest, sun, grass, film, water Bibliographical Reference/s: N/A Previous Next

  • Rickshaw art by R.K. Das

    + - Entry no.: V1 CC21 1960s AC21 000 N 002 Title: Untitled Artist: R.K. Das Year of creation: Unknown Photographer: Roger Gwynn Copyright info: All rights reserved by Roger Gwynn Date Photo Taken: c. 1960s Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Resolution info: N/A Source: The photographer's personal collection Notes: Painted on a metal backboard and attached on the back of a rickshaw Subjects: Landscape, Man, Woman, Architecture, Road, Archway, Tree, Camera, Photo-session, Hill, Road Bibliographical Reference/s: N/A Previous Next

  • Rickshaw art by Anonymous

    + - Entry no.: V1 CC12 2019 AC0 000 N 010 Title: Untitled Artist: Anonymous Year of creation: Unknown Photographer: Johan Smits Copyright info: All Rights Reserved by Johan Smits and Travel Begins at 40 (https://www.travelbeginsat40.com/) Date Photo Taken: 2019 Location: Unspecified location, Bangladesh Resolution info: 1024x682 Source: ; This photo is used in this archive with permission taken from Travel Begins at 40 https://www.travelbeginsat40.com/2019/11/bangladesh-rickshaw-art-photo-journey/ Notes: N/A Subjects: Village, Rural, Architecture, Water, Boat, Tree, Bush, Grass, Coconut Bibliographical Reference/s: Smits, Johan. "Bangladesh Rickshaw Art : Photo Journey." Travel Begins at 40, November 6, 2019. https://www.travelbeginsat40.com/2019/11/bangladesh-rickshaw-art-photo-journey/ Previous Next

  • Rickshaw art by Unknown (unclear from the photo)

    + - Entry no.: V1 CC25 1998 AC0 000 Y 008 Title: Untitled Artist: Unknown (unclear from the photo) Year of creation: Unknown Photographer: Joanna Kirkpatrick Copyright info: Courtesy of the John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art Date Photo Taken: 1998 Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Resolution info: N/A Source: John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art; https://huntingtonarchive.org/ Notes: Painted on the back side of the rickshaw; upper, on the canvas hood; lower, painted on the metal backboard and attached to the back of the rickshaw Subjects: Film, Love, Romance, Sexualized, Man, Woman, Dance, Cleavage, Earrings, Saree, Mother Bibliographical Reference/s: N/A Previous Next

  • Rickshaw art by Anonymous

    + - Entry no.: V1 CC2 2014 AC0 2013 Y 546 Title: LOVE Artist: Anonymous Year of creation: 2013 Photographer: Adam Jones Copyright info: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0); https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ Date Photo Taken: March 4, 2014 Location: Sreemangal, Sylhet, Bangladesh Resolution info: 2736x3648 Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_jones/12950048865/in/album-72157641647299394/ Notes: The painted metallic backboard is attached on the wooden part of the rickshaw, not attached with the frame; comparing to how human faces are usually portrayed, skin tone of this one is a bit naturalistic; the hilly background is quite similar to how Sylhet or Srimangal is typically generalized Subjects: Flower, Landscape, Portrait, Woman, Lettering Bibliographical Reference/s: N/A Previous Next

  • Rickshaw art by Nosib

    + - Entry no.: V1 CC22 1984 AC20 000 N 001 Title: Untitled Artist: Nosib Year of creation: Unknown Photographer: Ihtisham Kabir Copyright info: All rights reserved by Ihtisham Kabir; https://www.ihtishamkabir.com/ Date Photo Taken: 1984 Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Resolution info: N/A Source: The photographer's personal collection Notes: Painted on a metal backboard and attached on the back of a rickshaw; inspired by a unknown film Subjects: Film, Gun, Man, Woman, Jewelry, Gunfire, Masculinity Bibliographical Reference/s: N/A Previous Next

  • Rickshaw art by Abdul Khair

    + - Entry no.: V1 CC27 1995 AC27 1995 N 002 Title: Untitled Artist: Abdul Khair Year of creation: 1995 Photographer: Henry Glassie Copyright info: All rights reserved by Henry Glassie Date Photo Taken: 1995 Location: Feni, Chattogram, Bangladesh Resolution info: N/A Source: Glassie, Henry. “Moving Pictures.” In Art and life in Bangladesh, 420-432. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997. ; This photo is used in this archive with permission taken from the photographer/author Notes: Painted on a metal sheet and attached to the wooden back of a rickshaw Subjects: Bird, Flower, Pattern, Peacock Bibliographical Reference/s: Glassie, Henry. “Moving Pictures.” In Art and life in Bangladesh, 420-432. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997. Previous Next

  • Rickshaw art by Anonymous

    + - Entry no.: V1 CC23 1994 AC0 000 Y 001 Title: Untitled Artist: Anonymous Year of creation: Unknown Photographer: Kevin Bubriski Copyright info: All rights reserved by Aramco Americas Date Photo Taken: 1994 Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Resolution info: 3072x2048 Source: AramcoWorld Notes: Full body portrait of a Bangladeshi film actor; probably Rubel; painted on the canvas hood Subjects: Film, Masculinity, Action, Locket, Sunglass, Cigarette, Martial Art Bibliographical Reference/s: Kirkpatrick, Joanna and Kevin Bubriski. “Transports of Delight: Ricksha Art Of Bangladesh.” Aramco World 45, no. 1 (1994): 32-35. Previous Next

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