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In this painting the disembodied eye stares blankly from behind a barbed wire chain fence. With its calm blue sky and bare, isolated landscape, the composition conveys a stillness that stands in stark contrast to subject of imprisonment. Creating an image that is at once cartoonish and threatening, the artist uses the cultural icon of the eye to comment on contemporary issues of identity and surveillance.

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  • Title: The Fence
  • Creator: Nadia Ayari
  • Date Created: 2007
  • Location: Tunisia
  • Physical Dimensions: 152.5 x 142.3 cm
  • External Link: Barjeel Art Foundation Website
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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