Landscapes exhibition begins from 27th
ISLAMABAD: The paintings by a landscape artist, Ghulam Rasool would be displayed on January 27 at The World Bank. Mr Rasool is known for his deft strokes celebrating the natural beauty of the rural landscape and seasons.
He had been awarded President’s Award for Pride of Performance 1986.
He was trained by the landscape painter Khalid Iqbal and Anna Molka Ahmad in the late 1950s and early 60s.
Mr Rasool represents the second generation of those accomplished few whose work, even though they were close to real life, exemplifies Pakistan’s modern art.
From the colourful plains of Punjab to the heights of the Himalayas and the Karakurram, his brush showcased the myriad of the seasons in a career spanning four very prolific decades.
Mr Rasool sports a confident style of his own that comes from having imbibed, as it were, a living spirit that consistently breathes in the nature he paints on his canvases.
He stands with uniqueness among his contemporaries like Sadequain, Ali Imam, Bashir Mirza, Zubaida Agha and Jamil Naqsh. Each one of the hundreds of his ‘flat-technique’ canvases in real life colours, reflect the love and passion that had gone into creating his own distinct artistic idiom.
The current display of his work brings together that life-long labour for love. —APP