LAHORE –Punjab University College of Art and Design in collaboration with The Lahore Museum arranged an exhibition of paintings under the title of “Landscapes, Cityscapes and related Conceptual Paintings” at The Contemporary Painting Gallery of the Lahore Museum. This show will remain open until 10th of December. This exhibition honours the teachers and graduates of the PUCAD for their important role in the creation of the modern Pakistani landscape painting tradition.  The work of the artists including Ustad Alla Bakhsh, Muhammad Hussain Hanjra, Khalid Iqbal, Zulqarnain Haider, Mughees riaz, Kaleem Khan, Ghulam Rasul, Shahid Jalal, Mian Ejaz ul Hasan, Anna Molka Ahmad, Naseem Hafeez Qazi, Ghulam Mustafa, Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi, Dr. Ajaz Anwar, Abd al-Rehman Chughtai, Moyene Najmi, Musarrat Mirza, Zubeda Javed, Khalid Mahmud, Musarrat Hassan, Iqbal Hussain, Rahat Naveed Masud, Kehkashan Jafri, Maliha Azami Aga, Quddus Mirza, Durre Waseem, Naela Amir, Munawar Mohiudin, Amjad Naeem, Mirza Matloob Baig, Iqbal Khokhar, Muhammad Arshad and Anila Zulfiqar has been put on display at the gallary. This exhibition has been inaugurated by PUCAD Principal Prof Dr. Rahat Naveed Masud and Dr. Barabara Schmitz and a book entitled “Landscapes, Cityscapes and other Conceptual Paintings,” comprising 74 high-quality images of paintings, and 33 research based detailed articles about all the artists and their work, has also been launched at the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Rahat Naveed Masud welcomed all the guests and explained the value and importance of this unique exhibition and the book. She mentioned the hard-work and efforts that she herself, Dr. Barbara Schmitz and other team members carried out for this project. Dr. Barbara Schmitz presented her thoughts about the history, evolution and popularity of Landscape painting in Pakistan with special reference to Punjab and its panoramic beauty. Artists, faculty members of College of Art and Design, art collectors, art lovers and dignitaries attended the show.

Meanwhile, a painting exhibition of AQ Arif and Musssarat Arif, a Sindh based couple, kicked off at Ejaz Art Gallery, MM Alam Road.

The exhibition showcased more than 40 art pieces of landscape and calligraphy. Both the artists had been graduated from Karachi School of Arts. AQ Arif painted landscapes by using oil colours. Mussarat’s work is mainly inspired by old oriental work. She has been paining since 1995. Using bright oil colours, she has painted Quranic verses in vast range. Both the artists have been participated in different solo and group exhibition since 1996.

Revivers Galleria: A painting exhibition of well-known artist Salman Farooqi has concluded three days earlier than scheduled as a mark of respect for Ashura-e-Muharrum at the Revivers Galleria.

According to an announcement by the Revivers Galleria management, solo paintings exhibition of Karachi-based artist Salman Farooqi titled “Reflection”, which started on November 10, was earlier scheduled to continue for 16 days.

 Till November 25 but it has been closed down earlier.

On display in the exhibition were 32 selected paintings of Salman Farooqi. This was Salman Farooqi’s first solo art exhibition which also kicked off the new art season at the Revivers Galleria  though he had held more than half a dozen solo exhibitions of his art work earlier in Lahore and Karachi and also participated in over 41 group shows within Pakistan and number of foreign countries already .All paintings had been done in attractive colours by the artist in acrylics on canvas which  attracted the attention of large number of artists, art lovers and the art collectors which kept visiting the gallery all these days after its opening on November 10 evening . Salman Farooqi had specially arrived from Karachi for the inaugural function of his paintings exhibition.