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Current Location:
Student Services Building -> 2nd Floor (STU)
Location Notes:
STU; 2nd fl., Suite 200; Left of Room C-202

Green Parrot

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.36.1c
Artist:
Babulal Marotia
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
2012
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 15.75 in;17 in Width: 12 in;14 in
Description:
Green parrot with orange and brown border filled with birds and flowers.
Historical Context:
Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1605-27) encouraged his royal atelier to take up the single point perspective favored by European artists, unlike the flattened multi-layered style used in traditional miniatures. He particularly encouraged paintings depicting events of his own life, individual portraits, and studies of birds, flowers and animals. Each figure has its own importance in the state of Rajasthan; elephant symbolizes strength, Lion symbolizes bravery, Camel for patience, Horse for progress, Peacock for love and Cow for prosperity. In Islamic culture, flowers are often seen as symbols of kingdom of God; the Persian poets describe them as springing forth from the waters of paradise.