Fine art is the one of the most favorite subjects of today’s generation. Its origin is as old as the origin to language or in other words a language before language. Chauvet and Lascave walls in France are the proof that in earliest time’s art was used to convey message. Its usually said that art is a way to express your thoughts. if you have an ability to express your thoughts, keeping in mind some elements and principles of art then you are an artist, it really does not matter that you are expressing it in the form of painting, sketching or any thing else. a very famous artist Michael Angelo once said, “A man paints with his brain, not with his hands“.
With the passage of time, there is an increase in human desires and necessities, because of this he can to know and learnt about his hidden capabilities. Time, condition and invention have always a visually differentiating impact on arts. Because of life in caves, man had definitely more interaction with animals. They use animal’s flash for food, skin for clothing and fats for painting. Even usually their subject of art is animal.
Same as this, when he entered into 11th century the perspective of art converted into religion. Most of the Christian artists started translation of their religion in the form of art and made it easily understandable for a layman.
With the passage of time, artists had to speed up their work with the changing world, and then artists started to take few days for the completion of a painting rather than years.
We can see the effects of great depression of World War 2 in canvases of that time. Jackson Pollock’s work is example of one of them. With invention and facilitation of technology Graphics also became a part of arts.
When ever we talk about Pakistani art, just have a glance from Harapa, Monjodaro and indus valley art to Ana Molka’s struggles. She started fine arts as subject in Punjab University and we can see all the history and culture from the time of migration to Lahore in her paintings.
I remember my nana use to tell me the story of Hindustan’s separation; i felt grief in his voice and eyes because he had lost his family in Biyas’s waves. But I actually came to know about his pain when i saw Ana Molka’s painting about migration. For Abdul Rehman Chugtati and Saeed Akhtar art is not only the way to memories history but it’s a way to get lost in nature’s beauty and to forget all the sorrows of your life.
No matter in how worse condition you are, no matter you are suffering from migration, earthquake, flood or terrorism, their paintings just tend us to live a life full of cheer.