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Eminent artists’ work put on display

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Islamabad – A group show featuring paintings and calligraphies by various eminent and emerging artists continues to attract the art lovers of the federal capital at Gallery6. The displayed items have various stunning art pieces by the artists including Khusro Sabzwari, Abid Hasan, Abdul Rahman Ghazi, Sara Khan and Chinese calligrapher Ibrahim. Born in Karachi, […]

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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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Ironic to see Sadequain being used for commercial benefits

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KARACHI: Master painter, muralist, calligrapher and poet Sadequain is being remembered at an exhibition of his rare works that validate his stature as a man of both letters and brushstrokes. The exhibition, put together by the Institute of Business Administration as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, kicked off with a seminar, titled ‘Sadequain in […]

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Pakistan is cradle of art, culture: president

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday has said that Pakistan is a cradle of art and culture adding that artists and calligraphers are our valuable asset. Addressing the launching ceremony of a calligraphy book ‘Allama bil Qalam’, at Foreign Office in Islamabad, that president commended the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for taking the initiative of publishing […]

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Islamic art: An eclectic mix of calligraphy

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KARACHI: Calligraphy, one of the most ancient expressions of Islamic art, continues to be celebrated across the world. With the passage of time, the old traditional art has been revamped with the help of modern techniques, mediums and brush strokes, taking the revered Islamic art to a whole new level. This treatment of artistic expression […]

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Calligraphic art on display

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KARACHI: Calligraphy is an art form in which letters or nonfigurative shapes turn into figures that are more readable and less watchable with, astoundingly, an enhanced visual appeal. It happens because of the spiritual aspect involved in the art. Text becomes an image that conjures up soul-searching scenes. This could be gauged at an exhibition […]

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A refreshing sight, indeed

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Karachi: Calligraphy, or beautiful writing, is the most revered form of artistic expression in the Islamic world. It is the most highly regarded and the most fundamental element of Islamic art. The employment of calligraphy as something ornamental has a definite aesthetic appeal. One must, at the same time, keep it in mind that calligraphy […]

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Karachi Art Scene 2014 opens with work of 45 artists on display

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KARACHI: An exhibition with the theme Karachi Art Scene 2014 opened here Monday carrying work of no less than 45 artists attempting to convey the contemporary art scene of the metropolis. The event opened at the recently launched chapter of the ArtScene Gallery left the viewers enthralled by the choice of colours, combinations and contrasts […]

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Calligraphic forms

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KARACHI: It is amazing how the art of calligraphy has evolved over hundreds of years, always attracting artists’ attention with renewed spirit. To add to its charm, the room for experimentation with the form has also been quite a revelation, because it is no mean achievement to create extraordinary figures using content which is fixed […]

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The man who gave Urdu its wings

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KARACHI: Ahmed Mirza Jamil changed the way all Urdu newspapers and books would be published anywhere in the world; and he did it back in 1981 with his Noori Nastaliq script that gave the Midas touch to desktop publishing. The present-day Urdu publishing owes its elegant contours to the calligraphic skills of this great wizard […]

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NCA exhibits art

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LAHORE: An exhibition of paintings, calligraphy and fresco works of the National College of Arts’ students kicked off at Zahoorul Akhlaq Art Gallery of the college here Wednesday. College Principal Dr Murtaza Jafri inaugurated the exhibition which displayed the annual project works of the students of the departments of Calligraphy and Fresco paintings. On the […]

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Icons of Pakistani art

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LAHORE: People come and people go, but there are some icons that remain alive forever through their work. The magnitude of what they do or have done is something even they do not fully comprehend in a lifetime. Ejaz Art Gallery opened a group show, showcasing the work of such art masters. With the technological […]

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The Quran and art

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THE Holy Quran has been approached from many perspectives: linguistic, liturgical, historical, exegetical, sociological, psychological, anthropological, aesthetic etc. The more perspectives one brings to the study of the sacred text, the better and richer our understanding of it becomes. People approach sacred texts from their own perspectives, their reading fed by their needs, interests and […]

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Islamic Calligraphy Attracts Visitors To Lok Virsa

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ISLAMABAD: An exhibition of traditional Islamic calligraphy “Mesmerising colours of peace and tradition” by eminent artist Muhammad Azeem Iqbal and others opened here at Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa). The inaugural ceremony was taken place at the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology, popularly known as […]

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