LAHORE – ‘Revival of the Traditional Arts’ kicked off at Lahore Museum on Thursday. The exhibition is arranged in connection with ‘Rang-e-Lahore’.

The exhibition, inaugurated by Babar Ali Foundation Chairman Syed Babar Ali, was organised by the museum in collaboration with Naqsh School of Arts. It will remain open till March 31. The exhibition is specifically on Pakistani art and culture for attracting tourists both from Pakistan and abroad. Its purpose is to promote the art works of Naqsh School of Arts students. The Naqsh School of Arts was established by Syed Babar Ali in 2003 at his home in the Mubarak Haveli located inside the Bhati Gate.

The school is for the less privileged children of the city. The school/Arts Complex is fully funded by the Babar Ali Foundation. In this event, visitors can enjoy the art pieces prepared by young artists following different school of arts The exhibition focuses on the revival of traditional arts such as calligraphy, naqashi, miniatures, pottery and one of their main works is kasb-e-kamal series” which contains miniatures and pottery by different artists of Mughal Court.  These miniatures also depict skills such as making of wasli and natural pigments. In addition to this, various other artisans associated with Mughal Court such as goldsmiths and blacksmiths are also portrayed.

Another production of Naqsh School of Arts is ‘Miniatures in Guler and Kangra Style.’

The students of National School of Arts have documented ‘Naqashi’ from monuments and artifacts in Lahore, Peshawar, Multan and Okara. These patterns are also depicted on pottery, tiles and panels.  Another beautiful contribution of the Naqsh School of Art is “Miniature based on Poetry of Bulleh Shah”.

Babar Ali lauded the Lahore Museum role in promoting the art through aggressive presentation of exhibitions, buyer-seller meetings and visits of delegations etc.

Board of governors member Naheed Rizvi and  Director Lahore Museum Sumaira Samad were also present at the opening ceremony.