Ravana Seizes Sita by the Hair to Abduct her to Lanka
India, Mughal, 1595 - 1607
Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper
Dil Ka Mizaaj Ishqiya- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
“ thats actually a pretty shitty idea but thanks for trying ”
A Mirror Case with Three Paintings from a Manuscript of Sadi’s Gulistan
India, Mughal, Paintings: 1610 - 1615, Mirror: c. 1640
In around 1610-1615, a copy of the Persian poet Sadi’s Gulistan (Rose Garden) was made for the Great Mughal Jahangir. The narrow miniatures were painted by the best of the court studio’s artists. The manuscript was split up during the reign of Shah Jahan. Three of the paintings were transferred to this mirror case, while others are found today at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.
The painting that shows “A Man Swoons When he Sees the Prince he Loves” was signed by Balchand. John Seyller has attributed “A Vizier Persuading a Prince to Spare the Life of a Young Thief” to Abu’l Hasan, and “A Prince Visiting a Dervish who has Abandoned his Former Way of Life” to Abid.
When the narrow paintings were transferred to the mirror case in around 1640, additions were made to them at both the top and the bottom by one of Shah Jahan’s artists, who Seyller has identified as Murar. The quality of the additions is high, but upon closer inspection one realizes that it does not equal that of the earlier paintings.
The mirror case is one of the finest extant examples of lacquerwork from 17th-century India.
all is well.
Saiyaara- Ek Tha Tiger
Singers: Mohit Chauhan & Tarannum Malik
Music Composer: Sohail Sen
Chupke Se | Sadhana Sargam, Murtuza, & Qadir
I was thinking of Sisyphus as Albert Camus’ absurd hero the other day for my Classics presentation, and I think Don Draper embodies absurdism pretty well…or maybe I’m just off with my philosophical understanding completely and I should just go to sleep.