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Gaza artist mixes beauty with pain in her ballet paintings

The Tribune | 20/09/2021 04:19 PM | Click to read full article

Palestinian artist Abeer Jebril's dark-coloured paintings show ballerinas chained in barbed wire, dancing on rocks, or facing barricades to mirror what she calls the "ticking bomb" reality of women in Gaza.

"The reason I chose the ballet dancer is that I see her as an icon of beauty and power. Therefore, I chose her to become the hero of my works," Jebril said. "It shows what the woman feels, lives, faces and how she is chained, it shows what she feels in Gaza to the audience," she added.