Looking at the news headlines (using Viigo)
for the past couple of days, I was relieved not to find anything about
Pakistan since there has hardly been any good news the last couple of
It was a pleasant surprise to open the news item titled "art frenzy"
and end up staring at an
article about Pakistani art
and how the demand has skyrocketed lately.
Pakistan's art market has gone crazy over the past year, with prices multiplying 10 to 20 times over.
This increased interest (or trend) and all the exposure is quite a
jump from the old days when Islamic calligraphy and some forms of
classical music were the few art forms to be found, tolerated and
appreciated. These days, there's so much more happening. Like the
well-performed plays which I'm glad haven't fallen victim to the
doom and gloom now rampant in other walks of life.
Most of my family members seem to have inherited some artistic traits.
My dad used to paint for a hobby a long time ago (maybe I can help him
start again) and my aunt still comes up with some beautiful stuff.
My brother even took up design as his career and has created a few
cool things (this skull I blogged about a long time ago was painted a
long time ago by him). I used to do some nice sketches as well until the
bits and bytes invaded and fully consumed me. Now I'm challenged, even to
come up with a good website design.
Hopefully the trend of rewarding artists will continue and allow more
talented people to take it up, either as a hobby or as a career. Now
should get ready for tonight's rock concert.
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On 12th July 2008, at 18:21pm PKST, Ersalan said:
That skull is pretty cool. How much for it?