Saturday, 9 June 2012

Taj Mahal - Symbol of Love and Beauty

Artist: Athar Abbas

Everyone knows the story of the building of the Taj Mahal, commissioned by Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, However it is possible that somewhere in this magnificent building the master craftsmen made a deliberate flaw. There is/was a belief that only Allah (God) can be perfect and as it is wrong to imitate Him, people cannot create something without there being a flaw - even if that flaw is deliberate.
    Mr. Athar Abbas has made this picture with wood, marble and herbs. It is two dimensional apart from the two minarets at the front of the picture which are three dimensional. The wooden frame is handmade with the crushed stones at the corners being a trademark of this artist.
  What do you think of this?

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