The coolness of the blue/green background lends a stark contrast to the heat of the figures in the foreground. A dreamlike mother and child with obscured faces, lacking identity or individuality represent the innocents caught up in the occupation of Mosul. Landmarks from Old Mosul City can be seen in the distance.


  • Title: Mother & Child
  • Creator: Abeer Arbid
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location Created: Erbil, Iraq
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Location: Mosul
  • Depicted Topic: Mosul under Daesh and post-liberation

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