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Miniature Painting in Pakistan: Divergences Between Traditional and Contemporary Practice

Imran Qureshi, Moderate Enlightenment (detail), 2007
Imran Qureshi, Moderate Enlightenment (detail), 2007. Gouache on paper, 9 x 7 inches. Photo: Courtesy Aicon Gallery, New York

Lahore-based artist and researcher Murad Khan Mumtaz plots the unique historical trajectory of miniature painting in Pakistan, detailing its roots in sixteenth-century India, the aesthetic influence of European colonialism, and the technique’s latter-day “modernized” reemergence. More