The Shape of Things
Faiza Huma

The Shape of Things

Discover MAP Artists
Age: 10+

Abstract art is a curiosity that evades standard definitions, but within art historical timelines is usually understood as an art movement in the early 20th century. Some people note however, that signs of abstraction can be seen in the material traces of the earliest civilisations of the world and even in the prehistoric cave paintings, if you look carefully!

This pack explores the work of a prominent Indian abstract artist in the MAP collection – Faiza Huma, who is known for bringing her canvases alive with bold and delicate lines in her characteristic minimalist style.

This Discover MAP pack includes:

  • An artist exploration guide – Look at Faiza Huma’s works and challenge your ways of seeing 
  • MAP Activity Worksheet – Play around with optical textures
  • MAP DIY Guide – Create a cool Huma-inspired shape-shade 

[ZIP file with 3 PDFs]

The Dotted Line
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The Dotted Line

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Dreamscapes
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Age: 10+

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