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Distant plains of gold



Nusra Latif Qureshi

Australia, Pakistan

1973 –

  • Details

    Media categories
    Mixed media painting , Painting
    Materials used
    gouache, gold, tea wash on wasli
    27.0 x 19.0 cm image; 34.0 x 22.6 cm sheet
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Bulgari Art Award 2019
    20th-century galleries (lower level 1)
    Accession number
    © Nusra Latif Qureshi

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    Nusra Latif Qureshi

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  • About

    Within the green oval in the centre of this work float golden clouds above finely painted flowers and grasses, recalling plants the artist has seen growing on riverbanks in Pakistan. The way in which they are depicted was inspired by the plants in an early miniature painting of a king hunting a lion.

    The outline of a scientific instrument from an old encyclopedia crosses from the green oval into the tea washed field. It appears to be a type of telescope made to bring distant objects into sharp focus. With its companion work 'Knotting the waves', it also suggests unacknowledged emotions and desires, of how difficult it can be to see what clearly in front of us.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

Other works by Nusra Latif Qureshi

See all 6 works