AN EXPLORATION OF CHUGHTAI ART SERIES FOUR:
A RARE GENRE WHICH ABDUR RAHMAN CHUGHTAI INNOVATED,
BASED ON THE GRAND TRADITIONS OF PAST MUSLIM MASTERS;
MOSTLY FINISHED WITH THE TIP OF BRUSH LIKE SIYAH QALAM.
An art genre which stops the breath of the on looker right in the throat, as the work of exceptional merit. These were the works created to sell at the fraction of the price of the water colours and they sold well. Scattered all over the world, few survive. In the hands of proud owners now dead, inherited by next generations.These are from the archives of Chughtai Museum. This genre on public demand had at times multiple copies. But for that the drawing paper is off white with age and that is the first thing to check. And is always in the same size. Tracings of brush outlines were kept by the artist and he made his revenue by selling these works. They come for sale all the time but rarely the actual genuine ones. The usual ones we see are the fakes the Delhi fake Masters try to duplicate but the paper, size as well as outline is all wrong. Here even slight change reveals the truth. We are coming towards the Karachi as well as Delhi fake market soon. The Indians know no shame. Stealing images from our website to even sell as prints, which originals they do not own. Making money without remorse is the Indian trade mark of the times. The exceptional honest galleries like DAG are rare. Full credit to Ashish Anand CEO DAG for keeping his gallery upright in these times. Well done Ashish Anand!