A colourful exhibition titled ‘Rhythmic Illusion’ by Salman Farooqi was inaugurated at Artscene Gallery. Almost 40 paintings by the artist are on display for the delight of art enthusiasts. The artist has focused on three objects; trees, architectural structures and boats. These objects give birth to his peculiar landscapes, to be more precise, landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes. He limits the dominant points with square dabs of paint on habitats and trees. That makes his work semi abstract and semi realistic. An untitled painting by the artist depicts a lot of small fishing boats anchored at the harbour. In the background More >
Ambassador of France Philippe Thiebaud, on Thursday inaugurated the “Thesis Display” at Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design. He appreciated the work of students and hoped that graduates will enter the local as well as global market whereby contributing new ideas and energies to it. Thesis Display is being organised for the discerning public during May 25 to June 1, 2013 from 10 am to 6 pm every day. The display consists of projects of 49 students of the Department of Fashion Design, 16 students of Department of Fashion Marketing and Merchandising, 11 students of Department of Jewellery Design and More >
An exhibition of brilliant paintings by three women artists, Tayyaba Aziz, Sumera Jawad, and Ufaq Ehsan, whose work epitomises their inner strength and sensitivity, opened at Nomad here on Wednesday.
The exhibition’s title ‘Mere khuli huee aankhon ko koi khwab tau dey’ is a verse by eminent poet Kishwar Nahid.
Tayyaba is an artist who opted for Fine Arts in her academic year to discover realistic art, did a certificate course from the Central Institute of Art and Craft, MBA (Marketing) from Hamdard University, and studied two years with Mansoor Rahi to enhance her creativity. Her paintings have been exhibited at Rahi More >
Studio Irfan Hasan’s Indo-Persian miniature painting workshop was established in 2012. It is an opportunity for a wide range of artists and students to work within the special atmosphere of miniature painting. The Summer Workshop creates an excellent ambience within which artists and students can enhance their abilities while learning new skills of Mughal, Persian and other Indian miniature schools and different approaches to create art. Studio work is supported by a series of lectures by contemporary miniature painters that enables artists and students to contextualize their progress and gain first-hand insight into the work of a diverse range of More >
An exhibition of a collection of artwork by 22 artists opens at the Koel gallery on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 5pm.
The show titled “Summerscape 2013” will continue till July 27, from 11am to 8pm on a daily basis.
Participating artists are ABDUL JABBAR GULL, AHSAN JAMAL, ALI AZMAT, ALIA BILGRAMI, AMEAN J, AQEEL SOLANGI, AYESHA SIDDIQUI, AYESSHA QURAISHI, LAILA RAHMAN, MADIHA SIKANDER, MASOOD A. KHAN, MOMIN ZAFAR, MUSSARAT MIRZA, NABAHAT LOTIA, NAIZA A. KHAN, NAVEED SADIQ, SABINA HAQUE, SADIA SALIM, SHAHID RASSAM, SHEHEREZADE ALAM, TEHMINA AHMED, USSMAN GHOURI.
The exhibition included art works by Mohammad Ali Talpur, Hasnat Mehmood, Muhammad Zeeshan, Adeela Suleman and Nausheen Saeed. The artists are known worldwide and in Pakistan for specific artwork and unique style. They have participated in museum and other prestigious group exhibitions in India, USA, Australia, UK and a number of other European countries.
Artwork of each artist has been put on display in separate rooms, so in a way the group exhibition, is like five More >
CARETAKER Chief Minister Najam Sethi has said that there is need for solid measures for preservation of historical and cultural heritage and paintings of renowned artists are a precious asset and their upkeep is a national responsibility.
He said a complete record of historical paintings should be maintained and an effective system should be devised for the preservation of the masterpieces of artists.
He was presiding over a meeting to review affairs of the Lahore Arts Council at Chief Minister’s Secretariat here on Tuesday.
Sethi lauded the Lahore Arts Council for playing a commendable role in the promotion of various arts, saying that, More >
They are young and ebullient. It is only two years back that they passed out from the Arts Council Institute of Arts and Crafts. What drives them in life is their creative urge to interpret nature as they see it. And it is precisely for this reason that an exhibition of their artworks attracted art lovers’ attention on its opening day at the Arts Council Karachi on Monday. The six participating artists are Samreen Idrees, Insha Arham, Samra Babar, Sana Farooq, M. Bahzad and Mohsin Aziz.
Samreen Idrees paints flowers with the utmost affection. This can be gauged by the fact More >
While visitors gaze in wonder through the glass showcasing the antique unrivaled collection of Gandhara Art in the Taxila Museum, its concerned managers are drawn to the new but worrying additions high up on the walls.
Roughly a year back, few cracks, thin as hairline fractures, had started appearing. Managers then started paying more attention to these cracks which started appearing all around the 85-year-old structure.
“They started extending. Some are more than just hairline cracks now,” said one of the senior officials at the Department of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM).
Over a dozen small rectangular glass pieces have been pasted with an More >
Judging from the nervousness of museum director Mohammad Shah Bukhari, one could understand the risk involved in putting on display the rare artefacts and ornaments. “It is for the first time that I am taking these out for the public at the National Museum of Pakistan,” the museum director told Dawn on Friday.
The extremely valuable artefacts in the museum, like at all other big museums of the world, are kept under lock and key. They are only brought out at heavily guarded exhibitions or on very special occasions. The International Museum Day was as good an occasion to do More >