Prison (1982) depicts five men, their hands cuffed behind their back and their heads covered so they cannot see. They are huddled together, back to back, confined within the walls of a prison. Most likely Palestinian and although faceless, the men appear strong, youthful and resilient in their stance. Yet melancholy undertones run throughout, as the future for this generation appears desolate and bleak. The oppression has caused for a fractured identity.


  • Title: Prison
  • Creator: Sliman Mansour
  • Date Created: 1982
  • Location Created: Palestine
  • Physical Dimensions: 71 x 60 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Political Art
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Location: Palestine
  • Depicted Topic: Palestine, Oppression, Gaza, West Bank, Painting, Political Art, Oil Painting, Canvas
  • Artist nationality: Palestinian

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