Call of the countryside | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Call of the countryside | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Shaukat Ali has been in and out of hospital over the last few months. This popular singer has been warming the hearts of music lovers for sixty odd years with his rendition of the folk music compositions. His specialisation has been the folk songs of central Punjab. Consisting mainly of the bolian, tappay, dohray, these … Read more

New technique reveals lost splendours of Herculaneum art

New technique reveals lost splendours of Herculaneum art

ERCOLANO: One of the best preserved Roman houses at Herculaneum reopened on Wednesday after more than 30 years, its exquisite paintings brought back to life thanks to a revolutionary new technique. The three-storey House of the Bicentenary is perhaps the most beautiful noble house so far excavated from under the pyroclastic flow that entombed Herculaneum … Read more

‘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