The use of symbols to communicate powerful ideas has a long history in literature, poetry and arts. Symbol has a loaded meaning and is an indirect way to express opinions and ideas. Due to this qualification, politically charged art has often relied on the device of symbol. The paper discusses the use of symbols by Abdul Rahim Nagori, a Pakistani artist known for his art works with serious political connotations in his paintings. The study suggests that Nagori gave new meanings to symbol through juxtaposing them to political and social events in the country and in doing so he gave a new meaning to symbols. The paper analyzes a few of his works in the context in which they were produced and interprets the symbols he used to communicate his ideological standpoint.
Aqsa Malik, Amjad Parvez . (2017) The Innovative Use of Symbols by Abdul Rahim Nagori, Bazyaft, Vol 30- 31, Issue 2 .