Monday, July 25, 2011

Sadequain Foundation, California, USA launched book 'Mystic Expressions by Sadequain'

Two new books about the iconic artist Sadequain were launched in November 2010 at Gallery 6 Islamabad, in collaboration with the Sadequain Foundation, California, USA. One book depicted the collection of calligraphies, ‘The Legend of Sadequain – Renaissance of Calligraphic Art in Pakistan’, which had biographical notes and a collection of over 160 calligraphic paintings of the legendary artist. The second book ‘Mystic Expressions by Sadequain is an odyssey to exaltation with Ghalib, Iqbal, Faiz and Sadequain’ had illustrations, or one could even call them interpretations, of poetry of these famous oriental poets of the recent past.

The books are two of the five books printed by the Sadequain Foundation in USA till to date. At that time, a limited number of these books were imported  to be sold in Pakistan. Even though their quality did not seem to be good, they received encouraging response as almost all copies were sold on the launching day. This highly encouraged the Sadequain Foundation to print more books on Sadequain in Pakistan.

 ‘Mystic Expressions by Sadequain is an odyssey to exaltation with Ghalib, Iqbal, Faiz and Sadequain’.  Sadequain was deeply interested in the issues that have challenged the best minds of the human race about the questions about the mysteries of the universe its origin and objectives, meaning of life on our Earth and beyond, role of human race in the universe, freedom and self determination, survival and progress, and the fine line between reason and emotion - even in his own poetry he dealt with these issues.

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