Medium:Giclée of Paint on Paper
Height: 14 in
Width: 10.875 in
White, pink, and purple flowers with yellow bug at center, gold background. Dark blue floral border followed by large yellow floral pattern border followed by dark blue thin border (outermost).
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 Rajasthanâ€”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.