Between 1975 and 1983, tens of thousands of people went missing in Argentina’s “Dirty War.” The exact number of the tortured and murdered in state-sponsored detentions is impossible to determine due to the discreetness of the disappearances and disposal of the bodies. Free speech was nonexistent; the members of the media and press who spoke out frequently became part of the missing. It was in this environment of fear that street art became a public voice, and in the decades that followed it has continued to be part of an activist culture of art, especially in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires
By painting this art piece, the artist Nazza is clearly showing his political thoughts. He is against the Dirty War which Therefore, he is using this piece of art as political report.
The woman is showing us a picture of his missing son and on her T-shirt is written: Juicio y Castigo which means Justice and Punishment. This refers to her desire and the desire of all the mothers who has lost their children to find the responsibles of those who did such atrocity and put an end to their pain.
The visual rhetoric is reinforced by the straightforward gaze of the woman who is looking directly to us in order to show us her indignation towards the sittuacion. And the the red color of the circle attracts our attention and that is the main message: the artist want us to read the text and emphasize with those women who are still suffering.