Peacock on Branch
Medium:Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Height: 14 in
Width: 10.5 in
An image of a peacock on a branch against a gold background. It is facing away with its tail down. The border has tons of flowers of varying colors.
The peacock has been a favorite bird in Indian designs since the age of rock shelters and cave paintings. The dancing peacocks rejoice at the prospect of rains, and arouse the feeling of intense love in the heart of both, lover and beloved. Mughal Emperors raised peacocks to grace royal gardens because their presence made a symbol of the heavenly garden, the paradise.
Babulal Marotia is an Indian painter that specializes in the creation of miniature paintings. Using rare ingredients, semi-precious stones as pigments, and precise skill, he recreates paintings that stunningly resemble those of India's bygone era. His work has been shown and awarded in the United States and internationally.