Mushtaq Noor

Biography Mushtaq Noor opened his eye in a small agriculturist family of a far-flung village of Pakistan. He was only two and a half when his father died of an accident. However, under very... read more Biography Mushtaq Noor opened his eye in a small agriculturist family of a far-flung village of Pakistan. He was only two and a half when his father died of an accident. However, under very crucial circumstances, he strived and succeeded in achieving his B.Sc. Engineering degree with Distinctions. For a few years he joined a Public organization but soon he preferred setting up his own business leaving that service. He was very successful in his business related endeavors and very soon he achieved high positions in his circles. Unfortunately, at this stage, an old trusted friend joined his business but cheated him betraying his blind faith rendering him penniless, homeless. He can not forget the day of 13th September 1997, when starving for over three days, dejected a lot, when for a while, he went drowsy, someone asked him; Why not start poetry and painting (what he never did or thought in life) to kill time? His art is nothing but Lunatic's Ravings presented as visualized. The topic of the art is Heart & Soul. I never attended any school of art. It was only at the 57th year of my life that my innate power, to conceive and express through brush, was developed as such of blessed revelations, on deep study of philosophy of Khudi (high-born creation of man) by Dr. Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), Poet of The East. His drowsing led him to many forms of matter undergoing alchemy through life, as the soul does, that could be utilized as allegoristic instances to place the results of such occurrences on canvas, for easy leap of minds to reach closest to the meanings thus expressed visually. In his own words; "A great creative artist is the one who is able to convey to the folks, what he felt. All my art is backed up with strong philosophical themes--I will never be painting "Untitled". All praise and graciousness be to Allah (God Almighty) who sends each soul labeling a unique level of intellect, blessing it with certain attributes and virtues, to play the role (assigned) through its life in this world. He Himself unveils these attributes at a stage He deems fit, purely as a pre-set and a hidden agenda. I am of the firm belief that there is no wonder, skill or role, what so ever, at the hands of the Artist to be praised."

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