The Nassau Guardian - Arts & Culture / by Natascha Vazquez

May's Artwork of the Month
by Natascha Vazquez

Antonius Roberts. "Procession of Females in White Uniforms", 1984, oil on canvas, 41 x 43". Courtesy of The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

Antonius Roberts. "Procession of Females in White Uniforms", 1984, oil on canvas, 41 x 43". Courtesy of The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

"This painting exceptionally captures a mundane march toward labour, erasing any individuality that inevitably compromises these women. It highlights societies expectations of women in the work force to be strong and loyal to their trade, to dress properly, to be clean and tidy, and above all, to continue without individuality. The job at task is at the Government’s priority and its execution rises above any woman’s desire for independence. It is my hope that the viewer of this work can understand the danger of this mentality, and strive to inspire young people to question and exercise their uniqueness."

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