The revolution of 1401 in Iran is symbolised in this work, representing the people's revolt against dictatorships. The king, who symbolises the dictator, is not concerned with the people's suffering, but is instead content with his leadership, as demonstrated by the two sides of his face - one side is happy with the lips and moustache upturned, while the other side is upset. This irony highlights the disconnect between the dictator and the people, and the power imbalance that exists.
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
102cm x 66cm
Famous Iranian artist-Aziz Anzabi-Middle East art-surrealism painting- art auction-Famous Iranian art-middle east artist-humanity-Iranian contemporary art-surrealism painting-visual art-gallery-contemporary art-Qajar art-exhibition-modern art-London-New York-Famous Persian artist-painting-art-life-man-woman--Ali Akbar Sadeghi-SHIRINNESHAT-Salvador Dali paintings-Famous contemporary artist