This book is a survey of the last fifty years of women's activity in the visual arts in Pakistan. Salima Hashmi wrote, 'The first two-and-a-half decades constitute a period in which women pioneered and widened the discipline of art education. In the newly founded state of Pakistan, art was hardly distinguished from craft at the official level, and the status of painting in the public domain was yet to be determined. Being a peripheral activity at that stage, it could safely be left to women... The work of women artists who step into the new millennium is stronger and more confident than of those who preceded them. Unhampered by many of the conflicts that sapped energies and emotions of the earlier generations, these women emerge with clarity of vision and a sense of purpose.' Biographies of the artists featured in the book are provided.
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Salima HASHMI

Location code REF.HAS7
Language

English

Keywords

paintingsculpturePakistan

Publication/Creation date

2001

No of pages

212

ISBN / ISSN

9693513614

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
1947-1957: The First Decade
1957-1967: A Promise of Progress?
1967-1977: Promises Redeemed, Promises Broken
1977-1987: Calling their Bluff: Women Under Martial Law
1987-1997: Towards the Millennium and Beyond
Unveiling the Visible: Lives and Works of Women Artists of Pakistan
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Unveiling the Visible: Lives and Works of Women Artists of Pakistan

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