Mughal Balcony II - Original
"Close the door of words, that the window of the heart may open," Rumi.
Marble inscribed walls with ornate arches and a beautiful iron lattice on the balcony. Such beauty for a simple home makes me wonder who stayed here. What did they see, wear, hear? I imagine the music of sitar and table, poetry in Urdu and beautiful silken robes.
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 14cm x 14cm.
- Signed on the front and titled on the reverse.
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