Friday, March 6, 2009

Gardens and Cosmos in the Real Jaipur

The buildings and landscapes featured in the Garden and Cosmos show? The painters are not making it up. I found photos of the Amber Fort and other buildings in Jaipur. The forts and cities really are pink and elaborately ornamented.

Now imagine those fantastic miniatures, all the work done with those very fine brushes, enlarged and carved from stone existing for hundreds of years in a dry inhospitable climate. A desert dream.

Anonymous's link to the Merhrangarh Fort at Jodhpur is here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi. You can also see the pink sandstone forts and the gardens in Jodhpur and Nagaur that actually inspired the Garden and Cosmos artists at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, which has installed an exhibition of contemporary photographs of those sites by Neil Greentree. Images of the Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur are also on the web at various sites including