LAHORE: An exhibition of artworks titled Husn-e-Zan opened here on Wednesday at Oyster Art Gallery [Gulberg] that featured female figures originating from beauty and demeanour.

The event was inaugurated by University of Punjab College of Art and Design Principal Shahida Manzoor.

Some 28 or so artists from all over Pakistan, mostly from major cities, put on display their figurative artworks highlighting the delicacy, beauty, style and subtlety about women. Figurative painting is a centuries old passion and art. Men who used to live in caves would sketch their goddesses and make sculptures. This tradition was rather more strong in the Greeks as they had sketched women in a detailed and tranquil manner.

The well-attended exhibition showcased a variety of paintings carrying female figurative art depicting different moods and tenderness of the fairer sex. The artists had applied different mediums to their artworks such as acrylic on canvas, oil on canvas, pencil tones, bright colours, sepia tones, pen on paper, knife work and water on paper.

A number of artists, including Hussian Chandio, Ahmed Anwar, A S Rind, Asim Amjad, Semera Jawad, Tassaduq Sohail, S A Noory, had put on display their works.

Dr Shahida Manzoor appreciated the artists, saying that it was a colourful show that focused on figurative art and displayed immense variety and colour.

Published in Dawn, November 30th, 2017

Opinion

Storm landing
28 Oct 2021

Storm landing

The notification saga has ended, but so has the ‘same page’.
State of surrender
27 Oct 2021

State of surrender

What’s the difference between TLP’s religious extremism and the government’s encouragement of religiosity?

Editorial

Notification lessons
Updated 28 Oct 2021

Notification lessons

WHILE the stand-off on the nomination of the country’s new spymaster finally came to an end this week, the reality...
28 Oct 2021

Hunger in Afghanistan

THE reports and images emerging from Afghanistan are very disturbing. People selling their belongings and ...
28 Oct 2021

Elegance for eternity

MANKIND’S romance with technology is a charming outcome of the Industrial Age. In recent years — months, indeed...
27 Oct 2021

Escalating prices

ONE question being asked by almost every Pakistani today is: for how long will we have to suffer food price ...
Another demolition
Updated 27 Oct 2021

Another demolition

THE closing act in the battle over the 15-storey Nasla Tower in Karachi has been set in motion. On Monday, the...
27 Oct 2021

A despicable custom

IT is a wonder that it took so long for the Federal Shariat Court to declare the practice of swara un-Islamic. To...