Taj Mahal by Catherine Colosimo


Artist: Redina Tili
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 20″/24″
Year Created: 2020

*The artwork includes a certificate of authenticity (COA).*

Categories: SKU: DW1012


Catherine Colosimo, a self-taught artist who was born in Montreal, Quebec, was influenced deeply by her father’s love of painting and craftsmanship and, at a young age discovered her love of art and her talent for painting. Catherine paints in oils, and her works can be found in many private collections in Canada and the United States. Her work is appreciated and recently sought-after by the novice collector and the most discriminating connoisseur.

The Taj Mahal is an architectural masterpiece and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Located in Agra, India, it is widely regarded as a symbol of love, beauty, and the grandeur of Mughal architecture.

Commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century, the Taj Mahal was built as a mausoleum for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who passed away during childbirth. It is a testament to the emperor’s eternal love and grief for his wife.

The Taj Mahal’s design perfectly blends Persian, Islamic, and Indian architectural styles. Constructed primarily with white marble, the mausoleum stands on a raised platform, surrounded by lush gardens and reflecting pools, enhancing its visual splendour.

The centrepiece of the Taj Mahal is its majestic domed structure, topped by a finial. Four minarets flank the dome, each intricately detailed with decorative inlays and calligraphy. The building’s exterior is adorned with exquisite marble carvings, including floral motifs, geometric patterns, and verses from the Quran, skillfully created with precious gemstones.

Inside the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum contains the cenotaphs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. The actual graves lie on a lower level, hidden from public view, preserving the sanctity of the space.

The Taj Mahal is renowned for its ethereal beauty, which changes with the varying light throughout the day. The play of sunlight on its white marble surface gives it a mesmerizing glow, while the moonlit nights offer a particularly enchanting ambiance.

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Taj Mahal attracts millions of visitors annually who marvel at its architectural magnificence and experience its romantic aura. It holds a significant place in India’s cultural heritage and serves as a testament to the extraordinary craftsmanship and artistic vision of the Mughal era.

The Taj Mahal’s enduring legacy lies in its physical grandeur and the emotion and symbolism it evokes. It is a timeless tribute to love, a remarkable fusion of architectural brilliance and heartfelt devotion, leaving a lasting impression on all who have the privilege of beholding its splendour.

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