Palestine by Nabil Anani

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Palestine (1980) by Nabil Anani
High-quality canvas prints are available in the below dimensions:





100 x 80 cm

39.3 x 31.5 in


61 x 48 cm

24 x 18.9 in


42 x 33 cm

16.5 x 13 in


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Palestine by Nabil Anani

Palestine Painting by Nabil Anani, Canvas Prints available in small, medium, and large dimensions.

The focus on the Palestinian village and the peasantry shapes the representation of the Palestinian landscape as a distinctly domestic one. The presence of women wearing traditional costumes in the landscape became the foremost signifier of Palestinian national identity during the 1980s.Palestine Painting by Nabil Anani Canvas Prints Available for Sale

the peasant woman’s embroidered dress reflects a mapping of the land, with the style and pattern of each embroidered dress unique to each region or village of origin. The dress along with artefacts from the peas- ant’s home in general and the woman’s sphere in particular – such as traditional cook- ing utensils, baskets and earthenware – have increasingly become important markers of Palestinian identity. As Edward Said suggests: ‘Photographs, dresses, objects, severed from their original locale, the rituals of speech and custom: Much reproduced, enlarged, thematised, embroidered and passed around, they are strands in a web of affiliation we use to tie ourselves to our identity and each other.Palestine Painting by Nabil Anani Canvas Prints Available for Sale

The feminisation of agricultural labour in the Occupied Territories (shrinking plots of land could no longer sustain households and men were forced to seek employment elsewhere) reinforced the metaphorical association of women with the landscape.10 This motif gendered the homeland in the form of the female figure of the motherland, and was explored extensively in Palestinian literature, music and theatre, and significantly influenced the visual arts. Thus the body of the woman and the land became interchangeable. Ghassan Hage suggests that the use of the mother to signify the nation distinguishes the qualities of the nation as, ‘caring, protective, and nurturing – a homeland of bodily comfort and security.Palestine Painting by Nabil Anani Canvas Prints Available for Sale

Ever since his return to Palestine after completing his studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alexandria, Nabil Anani remains one of the pillars of art and visual creation in his country. He has lived through every phase of confrontation and conflict in Palestine on the political, social and intellectual level. He has always responded to events defiantly, vigorously and creatively, choosing to express what was happening at every stage in his own distinctive and creative language. When interpreting and analysing the works of Anani, therefore, one also interprets the his- tory of visual art in Palestine. Out of necessity, any study of the issues related to visual art takes one on a journey of discovery into the psyche of Palestinian artists, however varied their individual styles and preoccupations may be, and into the relation between art and politics.

Palestine Painting by Nabil Anani Canvas Prints Available for Sale

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Small Canvas, Medium Canvas, Large Canvas