35.5 x 23.5 in. / 90.2 x 59.7 cm.
Oil on canvas
Sadequain Naqqash was a Pakistani artist, best known for his skills as a calligrapher and a painter. He is considered one of the finest painters and calligraphers Pakistan has ever produced. He was also a poet, writing hundreds of rubāʿiyāt in the style of Omar Khayyam and Sarmad Kashani. He spent some time in Paris to hone his artistic skills further and it’s a possibility that Couple Embracing emerged from some of the iconic paintings and sculptures that he saw while visiting art museums, galleries there.
Home is a Place: Interiority in Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 222
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