Isma'il Gulgee Pakistani

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The powerful brushstrokes of this painting read Allah (God in Arabic). Gulgee’s use of thick oil paint is unique, as calligraphy is often practiced on a smaller scale and with finer brushwork and materials. His technique reflects an interest in abstract expressionism which became popular in the 60s and 70s throughout Pakistan.

Allah, Isma'il Gulgee (Pakistani, Peshawar 1926–2007 Karachi), Oil on canvas

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