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Painting exhibition inaugurated

KARACHI – A painting exhibition, jointly organised by the Art Exhibitors and Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi, was inaugurated on Sunday and it would continue till 24th of December.

On Sunday, the art works of Atif Ali has been displayed during the exhibition, which will continue till December 16. About 28 paintings of the artist would be put on show. His basic expertise is shown through calligraphy.

The painter explains that he has used Khatey Heri, Khatey Kufi and Khatey Nastalik for his calligraphic work. “I have used old and modern way of Khatey Kufi, the old way has circular style and the modern way has the impact of square work,” he said.

“Few of my paintings deal with abstract art,” he added. “I have tried to portray the old and new traditions through my calligraphic art,” he explained. In few of his paintings, the artist has also used gold.

Aliya Faizy, Ayesha Khan, Beenish, Fozia Khan, Husna Naz, Maroofa Khan, Samra Sheikh and Sana Askari are also participating in the exhibition whose works will be displayed during the exhibition. It is quite encouraging that women in great number have started to portray their works in the exhibitions.

Many of the other famous writers as Abdul Rauf, Ahmad Madni, Habib Bhopali and others will also being put on display. These activities help the general public to get rid of fatigued and tiring routine life of the city.

The exhibition has provided a good and healthy entertainment to the people of the fear struck city. Last month, an exhibition of famous artists such as Sadequain, Gulgee and Chughtai were displayed in the arts council.

This exhibition is the continuation of that same series. The other paintings that have been displayed show great artistic skills of the artist in calligraphic art.

An abstract art painting was displayed. This painting was by another great artist of our country, Gulgee.

The colour that has been chosen by the artist was bright and leaves a great impression on the observer. A large number of people are expected at the exhibition.
Source: The Nation
Date:12/15/2008