Painting Husn-e-Zan

A group show of exhibition featuring the artwork of 28 artists titled ‘Husn-e-Zan’ kicked off on Wednesday at Oyster Arts Gallery.  Prof Dr Shahida Manzoor of University College of Art and Design, Punjab University, inaugurated the exhibition that would continue till December 5.  The paintings depicted woman’s beauty at different moods. Senior artists along with other emerging names painted female figure.  Most of the paintings were based on acrylic on canvas, oil on canvas, pencil on paper, knife work and water on paper.   Prof Dr Shahida Manzoor said, “It is very rare to see exhibitions on female figures. The art gallery has done a tremendous job by bringing Karachi artists to the city.” Artist Nomera Adil shed light on the history of painting female figure. saying: “Centuries ago, Romans started making idealistic female figures in the shape of hourglass, making her look like a clock where her youth was comprehended at the moment of blossoming years. –Staff Reporter


Minister seeks help for poor artists

Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Kh Salman Rafiq has stressed the need for create an endowment fund to help poor artists, in which government as well as well off artists and philanthropists should contribute.

Talking to media after handing Rs500,000 checque to comedian Javed Kodoo at his office Tuesday, he said that stars were precious asset of the society and they should be looked after properly.

Javed Kodoo thanked Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for providing financial assistance. He also thanked the minister for ensuring provision of free treatment facilities at Lahore General Hospital.  He urged the government to make permanent arrangements to help the needy and ailing artists. 

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