"My soul is form elsewhere, I'm sure of that,
and I intend to end up there." Rumi.
Known as the Jewel in the fort's crown, the sheesh mahal is truly exquisite. Another marvel constructed under Shah Jahan, the private quarters glistened with complex mirror mosaics. One can only imagine the spectacle when the room was lit with candles at night.
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 35cm x 35cm.
- Signed on the front and titled on the reverse.
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