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Pervez Musharraf

(1943– ) Pakistani general and statesman; President (2001–8). Musharraf was born in Delhi, but his family moved to Pakistan after the partition of India (1947). Joining the army ...

Wasim, Saira

Wasim, Saira (1975)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
447 words

...present a rosy picture of Pakistan and its politics; however, her art considers issues in a complex manner. In New World Order ( 2006 ), for example, Wasim painted the former President and Army General of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf . He is doll-like as he sits on the lap of the former American President George Bush . In this painting, Musharraf is miniscule in comparison with Bush, suggesting his powerlessness in the face of American dominance. For some, including Wasim, this reflects the US control of the world, from mass culture to governmental policies....

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