MOGHUL INDIAN ART
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As the map shows, India was broken up into different states at the time, only one of which was run by the Moghul Emperors. The Moghuls were largely Muslim, unlike southern India, which was Hindu.
What weapon is being used? What does the artist want you to think about the king? Is he powerful? Brave?
What do you think of the color? Do you like these paintings? Why?
This painting shows a falcon, a traditional bird of prey. Why would the artist have put it in this picture? What else tells you the person has high status?
The fort was built before modern engines or machines. How do you think the artisans got their materials?
The top picture is of Mumtaz, while the bottom is of Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal is now in the city of Agra, India and is right across the river from the Red Fort we just looked at.
Does this feel like a place of solemnity and thought?
What do you think of the carving? Think of the work that went into each step of this small detail of the building.
What do you think of the domes? Do you like how this looks?