"Love is from the infinite and will remain until eternity," Rumi.
A restful sanctuary in the busy city with ornate pavilions facing lakes featuring tulip shaped fountains. Decorated carved walls surround this park inspired by Persian paradise gardens where water and flowers combine to remind visitors of the heavenly abode. Shalimar Bagh holds special meaning to me as my father often described its beauty to me when he performed in it as a young band master during an offical visit.
The Mughal era was a rich period in the history of Northern India and present day Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. A combination of Indian and Persian styles were amalgamated to produce a unique style of architecture, literature, Art and even language. The beauty produced and appreciated during this time deeply inspires me on a personal level, a part of my heritage I am fascinated with.
The architecture from this period had a delicate elegance to it and was epitomised by majestic domes and arches, decorative lattice screens, and inlaid floral motifs. Exquisite gardens laid out in the Charbagh, or quadrilateral style, divided by streams of running water and tulip shaped fountains in lakes remain as a reminder of this bygone, majestic era.
- Winston & Newton watercolours on Fabriano Artistico paper.
- Painting size 25cm x 25cm.
- Signed on the front and titled on the reverse.
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