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Current Location:
Kirkhof Center -> 1st Floor (KC)
Location Notes:
KC; 1st fl., Women's Center Rm. 1201, Front Desk

Small Flowers

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée of Paint on Paper
Date:
2008
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14 in Width: 10.75 in
Description:
Small bouquet of pink, orange, blue flowers with small green leaves at center against gold background. Elaborate yellow floral border.
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.