. ‘My Whole Purpose Was to Break the Tradition’: Watch Pakistani Artist Shahzia Sikander Subvert the Ancient Practice of Miniature Painting « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NET NEWS – The Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander helped create a whole new genre of painting known as neo-miniature—all before she’d finished her art degree. The extremely time-consuming practice is based on Indian and Persian miniature painting, which are rooted in traditional manuscript and book illustration. For her BFA thesis at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Sikander made The Scroll (1989-90), which represented the aesthetic challenge of a scroll’s rigorous framework, and was more than five feet long and almost a foot high (decidedly not miniature).

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