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"To Where...?"

Ismail Shammout

"To Where...?"

Ismail Shammout
  • Original Title: إلى أين...؟
  • Date: c.1953; Palestinian Territory  
  • Style: Magic Realism, Social Realism
  • Genre: symbolic painting, genre painting
  • Media: canvas, oil

"To Where...?" shows a distraught father, on the forced march out of Lydda, carries a sleeping child on his left shoulder, while a little girl clutches his right hand and looks up at him in exhaustion, and a third child trails behind. A stunning photo-like record of the loss and helplessness that was inflicted on some 800,000 Palestinians in that year, and came to be known as "Al Nakba" (the Catastrophe).

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