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Art show: Juxtaposition of the bold and the delicate

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KARACHI: The force of the brush on canvas is what draws people’s attention. Artist Mukkarram Ali has experimented with different techniques of abstraction, sometimes subtle, other times bold, in his works displayed at Full Circle Gallery. Ali, who is a professional artist and has been exhibiting his work for the last six years in different […]

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Craving praise in the colour of blood

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Karachi “Aaj ka din bhi aish sey guzra, sar se paa tak badan salamat hai [It was a day of leisure today, , I am safe from head to toe]”. Perhaps when Jaun Elia came up with this verse, he must have little or no idea that in a decade’s time, it will become relevant […]

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Icons of Art: A variety of masterpieces under one roof

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KARACHI: When it comes to art, one cannot define where imagination ends. It can be a step ahead or may be miles and miles away. A wide variety of artworks of master artists was displayed under one roof at the Artscene Galleries on Thursday. Art lovers flocked in to view the group exhibition, which was […]

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Ordinary Souls opens

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KARACHI: An exhibition of Abdul Jabbar Gull’s artworks titled Ordinary Souls opened at the Sanat Gallery on Tuesday evening. Gull has earned renown in recent times for his distinctive creative ability, especially in the art of sculpting. This does not suggest that his oil-on-canvas work is of lesser significance, because be it painting or sculpting […]

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‘Expressing reality through realism and modernism’

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Karachi Fresh artwork collection of Pakistan’s veteran artist, Masood A Khan, was put on display at the Canvas Gallery on Tuesday. Khan, a recipient of several prestigious awards locally and internationally, said the recent body of work was a continuation of his past 22 appearances at various art galleries. “At each appearance, I adopted a […]

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Islamic calligraphy exhibition begins

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PESHAWAR: A ten-day exhibition on ‘Islamic calligraphy and manuscripts’ organised by the directorate of archaeology and museums, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, opened at the Peshawar Museum here on Saturday. Amjad Afridi, advisor to chief minister on sports, tourism, archaeology, museums and youth affairs, opened the exhibition during a ceremony. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Mineral Development Ziaullah Afridi, […]

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PNCA arranges week-long workshop on miniature painting

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has arranged a week-long miniature painting workshop for the students at the National Art Gallery (NAG).A workshop on miniature painting of Basheer Ahmed would be a great opportunity for the students to meet an artist of such stature, experience, and to get first-hand knowledge of his […]

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A journey worth taking

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KARACHI: A two-day exhibition of Shafqat Hussain Wadho’s paintings began at the Arts Council’s Ahmed Pervaiz Gallery on Thursday evening. It is evident from the artworks put on display that Shafqat Hussain is man who has deep affinity with nature. But nature to him is a broad term. It also involves moral and aesthetic values […]

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Karachi Inmates 2014 opens at Alliance Francaise

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KARACHI: This might sound like exaggerated praise. It is not. The ‘Karachi Inmates 2014’ exhibition which opened at the Alliance Francaise on Friday evening has some exhibits that can give a few very renowned artists of the country a run for their money. Kudos to those who have been teaching students of Central Prison Fine […]

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A country that doesn’t enforce arts, is dead’ : Jehanzeb Malik exhibits his artwork inspired by Pakistan

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LAHORE: Shakir Ali Museum, known for its preservation and constant support of arts and culture throughout the country, held an exhibition by artist Jehanzeb Malik at its premises on Thursday, well attended by various painters, artists, curators, art critics, students and several media persons. Malik’s paintings were mostly done in warm oil colours, depicting the […]

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The seven deadly sins

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KARACHI: Perhaps the most challenging part of an art installation is to make the aesthetics of an artwork involved in its construction commensurate with the concept that stirred the artist into creating it. Installations are a tricky art form. They often dupe the viewer by their sheer size or by talking more and saying less. […]

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Pakistani artists’ works vandalised in India

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KARACHI: Art became the latest victim of tensions along the Line of Control on Saturday when an exhibition organised by the Mumbai-based International Creative Art Centre (Icac) and Islamabad’s Gallery-6 in Ahmedabad was vandalised by members of an extremist Hindu group. One Indian newspaper reported that members of the Vishva Hindu Parishad had attacked the […]

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