Islamabad—A joint exhibition of paintings of Pakistan and Chinese artists is being held at the National Art Gallery. The exhibition is organized by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in collaboration with Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting an National Heritage and is a part of the celebrations of 67th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The artists whose work is being displayed include He Dong an, Zhang Jinlian, Yang Baono, Sun Jianhua, Yan Fuchu, Li Zhe, Wang Qi, Yuan Youqi & Liu Huilong from China & Mughees Riaz, R.M. Naeem, Abdul Jabbar Gul, Zahid, Anjum Ayub, Najam-ul-Hassan Kazmi, Asad ur Rehman & Farrukh Shahab from Pakistan.
About 56 paintings and 150 photographs have been showcased at the exhibition, Calligraphy, paintings reflecting the picturesque scenery of Hunan Province, traditions and socio-culture life. Chinese artists also shared their experiences with the art students of different art colleges from Islamabad/Rawalpindi and also demonstrated their skill for education of the students.
The participants were briefed about the history of Chinese calligraphy and paintings. The Chinese calligraphy is divided in 8 period and that periods are of different dynasties like Han dynasty, pre Qin and Qin dynasties and Ming etc. All these period have different styles. The artists will create art works through on spot painting to provide opportunity to the audience to see and enjoy the special charm of Chinese calligraphy and paintings. A large number of art students attended the session with Chinese artists and benefited from it.
Earlier, Director General PNCA Jamal Shah met the artists and welcome them to Pakistan and hoped that their visit will benefit the artists of both the countries. Such interaction and sharing of experiences would take the art to new horizons. The artists invited Jamal Shah to visit China.