Gallery 6 is showcasing a book about the painter Sadequain, in collaboration with the Sadequain Foundation, California. Titled, “Mystic Expressions by Sadequain – an odyssey to exaltation with Ghalib, Iqbal, Faiz and Sadequain” the book has illustrations, or one could even call them interpretations, of poetry of these famous poets by Sadequain.
The illustrations of Ghalib were done in 1968, of Faiz during the 1970s and ‘80s, and of Iqbal during the 1980s. Sadequain was deeply interested in the issues that have challenged the best minds of the human race – the questions about the mysteries of the universe, meaning of life on our planet and beyond, role of human beings in the universe, freedom and self determination, survival and progress, and the fine line between reason and emotion – even in his own poetry he deals with such issues.
The book is a high quality coffee table presentation with hard cover. It has at its center-fold, a 48-inch poster size spread of the ceiling mural at the Lahore Museum. The book spreads over 223 pages, with high quality all colour illustrations.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2011.