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This evocative painting depicts of a group of women fleeing Mosul during the occupation of the city under Daesh. The expressions on their faces show a mixture of grief, despair, anger, isolation and fear. The painting depicts women dressed in what appears to be rag-doll outfits, seemingly dressed by someone else and not according to their own style or taste. The outfits seem incongruous and out of place. All the women have direct and provocative gazes at the audience, indicating a wish for justice or for the viewer to bear witness to the tragedy unfolding on the canvas.

Details

  • Title: Nostalgia
  • Creator: Mona Nahleh
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location Created: Erbil, Iraq
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Depicted Location: Mosul
  • Depicted Topic: The Women of Mosul

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