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  • Image of Royal Sanctuary II - Original

Royal Sanctuary II - Original

£385.00


"Love is from the infinite and will remain until eternity," Rumi.

The largest mosque in the world when it was built, the Badshahi Masjid or Royal Mosque was an ambitious commission from then Emperor Aurangzeb. Striking red sandstone is inlaid with marble floral designs. Floral frescoes adorn the ceilings and walls of this magnificent icon. This mosque enthralled me when I visited and experienced its grandeur first hand.

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.
- Unframed

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