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Six painters from Karachi

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KARACHI: There’s something about Karachi: inexplicable but influential, in more ways than one. Karachi’s artists are a testimony to this claim. Their work sets them apart from the artists belonging to the rest of the country. The turmoil that the city has undergone, or has been undergoing, for quite some time reflects in their paintings […]

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A loaded brush and a stroke of genius

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KARACHI: Striking colours, precise use of the brush and knife and a stroke of genius — this is what Hamid S Alavi’s latest works being exhibited at the Citi Art Gallery are made of. Alavi, a Karachi-based artist, explores the city of lights through his works, giving it a bona fide, yet surreal touch. The […]

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Embarking on a ‘Visual Voyage’

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By: Ahtesham Azhar KARACHI: The exhibition ‘Embarking on a Visual Voyage’ by Chitra Pritam, featuring paintings colourful paintings of boats travelling anchoring near coast of the sea, at Artscene Gallery will conclude here on Saturday (today). Above 20 such paintings were on display, grabbed attention of number of art lovers, artists and others. The artist […]

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The play’s the thing

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KARACHI: When Prince Hamlet gets a group of actors to stage a play in front of the king, his uncle Claudius, he claims that the purpose of putting up the drama was to ‘catch the conscience of the king’. Playwrights have often used the play-within-a-play technique to achieve different goals. Luigi Pirandello’s ‘Six Characters in […]

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Pakistani art goes global

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KARACHI: With the rich art culture originating in the Subcontinent since the aesthetic Mughal era, Pakistan is home to few of the finest painters and artists around the world. However, these artists are at a loss of a platform to showcase their talent globally. Art legends, such as Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Sadequain, Gulgee and Jamil […]

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A treat for art lovers opens on Nov 2

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LAHORE: Khayaal Creative-Network will celebrate the best of Pakistani talent at their “Festival of Arts & Literature 2013” which is to be held on November 2 and 3 in collaboration with Alhamra Arts Council at Alhamra, Mall Road. Khayaal Creative Network has brought together a variety of speakers from the fields of literature, art, music, […]

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Realism and more

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KARACHI: Distinguished Italian film-maker and one of the foremost exponents of art-house cinema Federico Fellini did not see any line between the real and the imaginary. If someone asked him about his convoluted film narratives he’d snub him, suggesting everything was realistic. The undeniable fact is that realism in art cannot be defined in abstract […]

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Art galleries: the more the merrier?

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KARACHI: Over the last few years, Pakistan, especially Karachi, has seen an unprecedented boom in the field of fine arts. Suddenly artists are coming to the fore by the dozens, without dethroning the established names making the art scene all the more richer. Of course, it has a lot to do with the opening of […]

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Lyari children dazzle art lovers

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By: PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: They may be living in an area where turbulence has become an unavoidable occurrence but nothing can throw a spanner in their works. It was a visual and cerebral treat witnessing art exhibits created by students of Lyari’s Kiran School and handmade products made by their mothers at a one-day exhibition […]

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