Painting of Ismail Gulgee unveiled

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A painting of Pakistan’s famous artist Ismail Gulgee was unveiled in Pakistan Embassy Tokyo on Friday in a ceremony that was attended by representatives of Japanese media and entertainment industry.

Speaking at the occasion Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmad said that Ismail Gulgee was best known for his abstract work, which was inspired by Islamic calligraphy and was also influenced by the “action painting” movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

Gulgee visited Japan in 1989 and received Japan Foundation Award. During the same year he made this painting for Pakistan International Airlines in Tokyo. Now the painting has been shifted to Paki-stan Embassy, Tokyo.

The ceremony was part of events that are planned to celebrate Diamond Jubilee of independ-ence and completion of 70 years of Pakistan Japan diplomatic relationship.—PR

 

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