Tag "Art in Pakistan"

Asim Butt – Talent Gone Too Early

Asim Butt goes down in history as one of those artists whose work lives on stronger after his death. A well known artist in Karachi and beyond, his work was aimed at showing the underdogs of society, providing a glimpse into the world which many privileged people fail to see. He started the Karachi branch of the Stuckism International art movement, promoting figurative paintings in opposition to conceptual art. Early

The Art Culture of Pakistan

Culture in Pakistan dates back to more than 5,000 years to the period of the Indus civilization.  Also called the Indus Valley or Harappan civilization, Indus was the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent.  The emphasis on the Islamic religion has brought about a strong romantic identification with Islamic culture in Pakistan. Traditionally, literature – most notably poetry – has been one of the richest forms of art