Since the 1950s, Art owes much to Karachi. To the Modernists, it provided a space unburdened by a cultural canon. The alumni of Karachi School of Art revitalized the traditional medium of watercolour painting through the Watercolour Movement of the 1980s. The Popular Art Movement, which stimulated connections with subculture of the bazaars, emerged here in the 1990s. Today, with the country's largest and oldest gallery network and a discerning pool of collectors, Karachi's vibrant Art activity is unrivaled across Pakistan.