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Butt artwork Ragamala displayed at Ocean Art Gallery

June 9, 2014



Renowned artist Khalid Saeed Butt's artwork Ragamala was displayed at Ocean Art Galleries. The gallery exhibits outstanding work by renowned artist and showcases artwork created by Khalid Saeed. Ocean Art Galleries is currently one of the largest Pakistani galleries dealing with artworks. Gallery is ready to offer you magnificent, high-quality artworks created by professional Pakistani and international artists. All works by our artists are original.

Butt, a Lahore based artist, has obtained an innovative modern style of miniature painting with traditional themes spreading on variety of subjects with an aroma of romance, poetry and history.

It is a well known fact that miniature painting is a painstaking job it needs inexhaustible energy along with patience. Generally miniature deals with historical, legendary, fantasy and romantic themes for decades. Thus miniature paintings were the most authentic story-tellers of all times.

Butt, a Lahore based artist, has obtained an innovative modern style of miniature painting with traditional themes spreading on variety of subjects with an aroma of romance, poetry and history.

He has used gold leaf in a number of ways giving an extra ordinary look to his paintings. His incredible mastery of line and form can be seen in the images of human figures. The use of colour, shape, subject and composition distinguish him from his contemporaries. Inspired by the romance pervading ancient legends and folk stories, he freely fuses traditional and contemporary art through his expressions in his paintings. His choice of medium is gouache on wasli in most of the painting and a few were in watercolour on canvas.

His collection of works depicts human figures in dreamy backgrounds representing a Mughal era atmosphere. His works show an exotic land of fantasy, a dream world with colourful landscapes, lush green trees with perching birds, twinkling stars in the night sky with crossed lovers beneath a tree, lonely female with a peacock or a sad slim female with a pitcher at the lake and a group of females fetching water from a well.

All of the females are draped in translucent cloths beautify by flowery designs with a touch of gold - living their longing moments. The human figures have somewhat elongated limbs. His landscapes are decorated with trees, lakes, sky, rocks, mountains, birds, stars and of course two lovers engaged in romantic encounter, rendered in incredible depth and feeling.


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Source: Pakistan Press International


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