The Palace of Versailles was originally built in 1624 as a hunting lodge and chateau for Louis XIII of France (reigned 1610-1643). His successor, Louis XIV (reigned 1643-1715), turned the building into an extravagant, baroque palace in which he would live in full time; once he moved to Versailles he seldom went back to Paris due to his issues with the parlement of Paris (The Palace of Versailles, Encyclopedia Britannica). Baroque art was a popular medium of expression that inspired, instructed, and intimidated its audience. The palace’s baroque style was intended to glorify Louis XIV. Louis used Versailles as propaganda for his role as an absolute monarch.
They are not only beautiful architecture but also the heart of politics or economics in their countries. Palaces already become symbols of strong power and royalty. From the East to the West, thousands of emperors marks a point of turn in history and leave the marvelous
The Taj Mahal was a tremendous achievement by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. It was made in the heart and capital of the Mughal empire, Agra. Shah Jahan was the fifth Mughal emperor. He formed this tomb as a burial place and as a monument of remembrance for his lost love, his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Known as the “Jewel of India”, it acts as a symbol of his love for his wife.
Mughal jewelry in world has been equivalent to splendor herself . Across faiths and classes , gems and jewels were an integral aspect of daily life; thry adorned beautify every part of the body in both secular and sacred spheres. However, jewellery was also part of an entire ensemble – it was not just something that was worn. Mughal India was made up of a mass of splendid paraphernalia – art, architecture, furniture, arms and armour, and its jewellery is a manifestation of all of those things that reflect the richness . Mughal emperors, as absolute rulers at the centre of court , are of vital importance to an understanding of the Mughal tradition of wearing jewelry.
most ornate of the classic orders of architecture. It was also the latest, not arriving at full development until the middle of the 4th cent. B.C. The oldest known example, however, is found in the temple of Apollo at Bassae (c.420 B.C.). The Greeks made little use of the order.
Christian Monk 113082846 April-16-2016 India and the Taj Mahal Essay #3 The Art and History Behind the Taj Mahal Give a historical and artistic overview of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, using your textbook and three additional online sources to discuss this important architectural complex. The Taj Mahal (also known as the “Shrine of Love” and the “The Jewel of Muslim Art in India”) is a very expansive tomb located in Agra India (previously the Mughal Empire) on the Yamuna River. Though India is the birthplace of Buddhism and Hinduism, “monumental tombs were not part of either the Hindu or Buddhist traditions” instead such grand burial chambers “had a long history in Islamic architecture” (Gardener). The Taj Mahal was built by ruler of the
The Mughals who ruled India from 1526-1858, emerged as great patrons of architecture. Mughal architectural is a great historical source as it reflects on imperial ideology of the time. The Mughals drew upon various architectural traditions- indigenous Indian traditions, Indo Islamic architecture form the Sultanate period, Persian traditions, European traditions and introduced their own Timurid traditions of Central Asia. Right from Babur to Aurangzeb, architecture was used to assert power and seek legitimacy by the Mughals. Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire, coming from the lush lands of Ferghana and being constantly on the move in India, mainly laid out gardens in Hindustan instead of large buildings.
2.02 Ladakhi Architecture Ladakh, in the world of architecture, reserve a special place, not only for its monuments, but for having a very innovative architectural style despite having various natural aspects which have led to the hardships of the inhabitant of that region. Life is strange and difficult in Ladakh but what is fascinating is over the time its become a part of any Ladakhi’s life practiced over hundreds of generation. It is a land an extremes paradox in term of climate, geography or architecture. Natural forces and humans living parallel in the region and they have created an extraordinary fusion of ideas that have helping them to overcome natural challenges and in this process they invented unique architectural solutions which
His photos manifests the complexity and layered dimensions of female nude form. They look more like a study of the female body that abstracts the subject beyond mere eroticism, yet capable of arousing a sense of rhythm. The “Ladakh” collection brings together images of a bewildering contour and its residents who have made this harsh terrain their home. In “Edge of Faith “series, he affectionately describes the life of Goa’s Catholic community. His photos looks similar to family albums that gives an inside picture of people’s homes and brings his subjects in a close contact with the viewer.
We made our way amid the speeding cars, terrible honks and long ticket queues to the main entrance and with just one look of the Taj Mahal and all the skeptical voices in the heads, the long social media messages of ‘the other side of the Taj Mahal’ ceased to exist. The gardens were more beautiful than in the photographs we have seen and the monument stood tall echoing with the story of love between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal that lasts even today. No wonder it took 22 years to create such a massive structure which is considered a ‘jewel of Muslim art in India.’ SOI8 Our efforts for a #followmeto made way to numerous photo-bombing but finally we clicked a perfect frame minus the elaborate ensemble. The few hours at the Taj gave all the photographers large pool of creative shots. They explored frames, met interesting people and learnt the technicalities of photography that they hadn’t mastered