Thursday, April 30, 2009
This is a Mughal painting, attributed to Manohar, of Lovers. Though the setting is outdoors, perhaps in a garden, the blissful couple are upon a bed which itself rests upon a beautiful carpet. An element of culture is introduced into what otherwise appears to be a natural setting. The bed acts a both a focal point and a container for the Lovers' passion, enabling as well as ennobling their ardor.