Exploration and Revelation of Existence and its social foundation with relation to art


Zuba Saeed


This article delves into the exploration and revelation of human existence through art, presenting a visual and conceptual analysis of various artworks such as wood carvings, mixed media collages, and sculptures. The study covers themes like revelation, the phenomena of time, self-discovery, purification of the soul, and tranquility. The analysis includes the distinction between exoteric and esoteric existence, drawing from global perspectives, including works by artists like Ustad[1] Allah Bux and Baek Sungdea. The researcher also contributes an artwork titled "Nafs e Mutmainna," [2]symbolizing the attainment of tranquility and peace of mind with a pure soul, inspired by Quranic teachings. Overall, the article provides a thought-provoking exploration of the subjective attributes of human existence through diverse artistic expressions.


[1] Urdu term used for teacher

[2] An Arabic term means Good conscience, the spirit of benevolence.