Exhibition of Portraits of Personalities of Pakistan


Karachi: Fine Art Pakistan Gallery organized exhibition of Portraits of Personalities of Pakistan by Zulfikar Aazeen at Fine Art Pakistan Gallery, 3C, 35th Street, Tauheed Commercial Area Phase V, DHA, Karachi.

The artist Zulfikar Aazeen and the 41 paintings on display are those of all important personages who, since the inception of Pakistan, have made milestone contributions in their respective pursuits and done the country proud.

The list extends over a wide spectrum of pursuits: politics to show business, social service to the academia to poetry, and a host of others.

There are two paintings of a suave QuaideAzam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Then on to a totally diverse field, music and show business, is a coloured portrait of the late MalikaeTarannum Madam Noor Jehan.

While there may be differences in opinion and the conservative among us may not favour the lady’s inclusion in the annals of pictorial history, the fact remains that she did make a mark for the country in her respective field.

Another showbiz personality featured in the series of paintings is film and television celebrity Zia Mohyeddin, a person who brought Pakistan into the limelight on the global cinematic scene by having appeared in epics like Lawrence of Arabia and having acted on the West End stage in London and Broadway in New York.

Then another totally diverse dispensation, the realm of science and discovery, and there’s a portrait of Pakistan’s Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam, the only Pakistani to have received the highest global award for his contribution to physics, having shared the prize with US scientist Steven Weinberg for the SalamWeinberg theory of gravitational force.

The show will continue till 7th September, 2013.

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