Loss of privacy
This painting created by Aziz Anzabi reminds me of oppression and control mainly due to the cube that is on top of the people with the king looking down from the hole created on it. This is set in a desert where it is expected to be dry, ironically there are women lined up in swimsuits ready to swim. To me this is a sign that these people have hope and even though they have realized their rights are taken away from them they look forward to a day where they will have freedom. I also feel as though these women have no privacy because even though they have come to a desert where usually it is not populated with a lot of people the king is there, watching them. The king is the symbol of pressure and rules that control people. This also relates to the fact that in many countries many people don’t have as much privacy as they would like to. What strikes me is the fact that these people have nowhere to run to, and as well as losing their rights they have lost their privacy from the commanding king that puts pressure on people; hence why the cube is on top of the people. The king will always have more power than the people and he is in a higher position which is shown by Aziz placing him on top of the rest of the people. Although the meaning behind this painting is quite tragic by using bright blue colours for the sky Aziz has hid this and left the audience to analyse and find the meaning behind this painting by themselves, without showing it directly.
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
102cm x 66cm
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