03 November, 2010

Culture, Music paint real image of Pakistan

Published in Pakistan Observer (3 Nov. 2010)

Sana Jamal

Islamabad - Music and Art, the two delicate medium of expressions of feelings were combined brilliantly at the inaugural ceremony of World Music instrument and Music Painting exhibition titled ‘Silent Decibels’ here at National Art Gallery, Islamabad. ‘Silent Decibels – The art of music’ was held to display 47 paintings of two Pakistani Visual artists, Amna Ismail Pataudi and Sana Kazi Khan. Amna Pataudi specializes in watercolour painting while Sana Kazi is a miniature painter.

Minister of Culture, Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jillani was the Chief Guest of the occasion. He said, “We are proud to have such artists in our country who represent Pakistan on international level.” Secretary Culture, Moeen-ul-Islam and Ambassador of Argentina Rodolfo J. Martin Saravia also attended the event. Ambassador of Argentina Rodolfo while addressing the participants said, “Culture is a way to express feelings of a country”. “Cultural exhibitions are the best means to restore the soft image of Pakistan. Pakistan and Argentina will continue to work together to promote cultural initiatives.”

Tauqir Nasir, DG PNCA appreciated the first ever effort to highlight music in paintings. “Pakistani artists are working hard to promote the real face of Pakistan”, he said. The inaugural show of the event was marked by dance and music performances along with the display of paintings carrying a message of bringing peace and harmony through understanding the art and music.

This unique project was sponsored by Mr. Zafar Ibrahim, CEO of Online Music Museum and will continue till Nov. 7 at National Art Gallery.