‘Documentary-making is a spiritual journey for me’: Jawad Sharif | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

‘Documentary-making is a spiritual journey for me’: Jawad Sharif | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Jawad Sharif’s Indus Blues is one of the nine documentaries to be screened at DAP’s Chalta Phirta Documentary Festival this year. It comes across as a work that is as morose as it is beautiful and informative. Exuding a somberness with plaintive music sequences running in the background, the documentary film takes you on a … Read more

Louvre offers virtual ´tete-a-tete´ with the Mona Lisa

Louvre offers virtual ´tete-a-tete´ with the Mona Lisa

PARIS: The Mona Lisa is a singular sensation at the Louvre´s upcoming retrospective of Leonardo da Vinci, starring in a virtual reality experience because she cannot appear in person. Organisers of the blockbuster show featuring 11 of the Renaissance master´s paintings decided to leave the masterpiece in its usual home, the Salle des Etats, fearing … Read more

SP Balasubrahmanyam: The voice of the South | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

SP Balasubrahmanyam: The voice of the South | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

SP Balasubrahmanyam was a musician, playback singer, music director, a dubbing artist and a film producer, who worked predominantly in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam films. He made a huge contribution to the music of south India so that his contributions may not have been noticed by those who are more nurtured in the intonation … Read more

Eye of the beholder: Exhibition at Museum Rietberg, Zurich, maps various approaches towards Indian art | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Eye of the beholder: Exhibition at Museum Rietberg, Zurich, maps various approaches towards Indian art | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

‘View of Dwarka’ Jaipur 1850-1975. In art, perspective is perhaps the biggest and most successful lie that we believe in. The conflict between our vision and knowledge becomes obvious when we, say, reduce the height, width and precision of distant poles of a bridge while drawing them on a piece of paper. Knowing full well … Read more

Top 5 pictures from The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2019

Top 5 pictures from The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2019

The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2019 were announced during a formal ceremony which was held at the London Natural History Museum. The competition was developed with the intention of housing and nurturing talent, young and old alike. The whole competition is produced and was developed under by the Natural History … Read more

‘Art and artists shaped our identity’ | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

‘Art and artists shaped our identity’ | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Salima Hashmi guided us through a carefully-selected visual anthology of Pakistani artists for the 8th edition of the Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture. The event was hosted jointly by Habib University in Pakistan and Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice, International … Read more

Reviving cinema amidst Covid-19 | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Reviving cinema amidst Covid-19 | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Last week, another meeting was presided over by the prime minister for the revival of the film industry. Afterwards, usual statements resurfaced about details of steps to be taken to help filmmakers. Such meetings and statements have become a mere ritual. From time to time, attempts have been made to make the film industry stand … Read more

‘Love Letters’ to Noor Jehan: Nazia Ejaz pays tribute to her mother

'Love Letters' to Noor Jehan: Nazia Ejaz pays tribute to her mother

I am a great fan of Madam Noor Jahan and I still enjoy her songs daily since I started listening to them in my childhood and it is quite interesting that I have learned the Punjabi language by listening to her songs. Noor Jehan was truly a symbol of female empowerment. She was the first … Read more