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Finch, Poppies, Dragonfly, and Bee India (Deccan, Golconda), 1650-1670 Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Overall: 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (29.2 x 19.7 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 87.85

Some participants were asked to respond to this painting. Here are their responses:

Enter the first word that comes to mind:

  • 18th century
  • ah!
  • audubon
  • bathroom print
  • beatiful
  • beautiful
  • beautifull
  • beauty
  • bird
  • birdie
  • birds
  • blah
  • blooming
  • blue
  • borering
  • boring
  • botanical
  • bucolico
  • budding
  • butterfly
  • calm
  • charm
  • colorful
  • composition
  • compossed
  • dack
  • decorative
  • delicate
  • delightful
  • dry
  • dull
  • elizabeth blackadder
  • finch
  • flat
  • flora
  • floral
  • flower
  • flowering
  • flowers
  • formal
  • harmony
  • indigo
  • james audobon
  • japanese etchings
  • late
  • lavender
  • lovely
  • lush
  • matronly
  • meticulous
  • mom
  • mud
  • mughal
  • natural
  • natural beauty
  • nature
  • nice
  • observant
  • observer
  • paradise
  • pretty
  • purple
  • refined
  • science
  • serene
  • simple
  • sparrow
  • spring
  • springtime
  • static
  • still life
  • stillness
  • summer
  • urple
  • wild
  • wings
  • wonder from what period.

Enter a word that describes the subject or mood of this painting:

  • abstract
  • accurate
  • alive
  • animus
  • audubon
  • beautiful
  • beauty
  • bird
  • bird and flowers
  • birds
  • birds & bees
  • bliss
  • boring
  • botanical
  • calm
  • cheerful
  • compelling
  • contemplative
  • decorative
  • delicate
  • elegant
  • exquisite
  • fabulous
  • flat
  • floral
  • flower
  • flower & bird
  • flowers and birds
  • fresh
  • glimpse of nature
  • gorgeous
  • graceful
  • graphic
  • growth
  • haiku
  • happiness
  • kitchen
  • lovely
  • melancholy
  • meticulous
  • morris
  • natural
  • naturalistic
  • nature
  • nature in spring
  • nature painting  european influence?
  • nature print
  • pastoral
  • peace
  • peace.
  • peaceful
  • peaceful summer
  • placid
  • pretty
  • purple
  • quiet
  • reflective
  • serene
  • simple
  • simplistic
  • singing
  • soft
  • soothing
  • spirited
  • spring
  • springy
  • staid
  • still
  • still life
  • stillife
  • sweet
  • taxonomy
  • traditional
  • tranquil
  • ugh
  • whimsical

What is the dominant color in this painting?

  • aubergine
  • background purple
  • beige
  • black
  • blue
  • blue purple
  • brown
  • cream
  • dark blue
  • dark navy
  • gold
  • goldish yellow
  • green
  • naples yellow
  • navy
  • navy blue
  • ochre
  • orange
  • peach
  • purple
  • tan
  • the border is very good with flowers
  • violet
  • violet blue
  • yellow
  • yellow gold
  • yellow green

About how many figures are depicted in this painting?

  • 1 or 3
  • 3 -- 0?
  • Five
  • a bird several insects
  • beauty
  • four
  • no human figures 0
  • 0
  • none
  • six
  • three
  • zero
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 9
  • 10

In one sentence, describe this scene:

  • Bird and flowers with ornate insects.
  • Birds, flowers...
  • Bird with bugs sharing a flower
  • Borring
  • Gracefully rendered, stylized scene of purple flowers,a dragon fly and finch-like bird with a matching purple border.
  • Still life with flowers, insects, and bird
  • Birds and insects and flowers
  • Bird, flower, and butterfly: spring awakens
  • Wildlife scene.
  • Wildlife captured.
  • Still life painting of bird, flowers and insects.
  • Still life with purple flowers, dragonfly, hornet, and red-crested bird.
  • Study of bird and flower
  • Pretty nature scene
  • A still-life including a bird, dragonfly, and flowers
  • Pretty bird and purple poppies with insects.
  • Beautiful
  • A poppy with dragonfly, winged insect, and a bird.
  • Don't like
  • A bird perches in front of purple flowers.
  • A bird perches on a rock while a dragonfly hovers over some purple flowers.
  • Nature scene created with reference to old style, but relatively new, historically.
  • Birds and insects
  • A Bird, bug and plant are in nature.
  • Still life with flower, bird, dragonfly and bee.
  • Mughal style painting - lovely!
  • Calming, vivid
  • Seems like and attempt to capture flora and fauna
  • The bird , insects and flowers are in complete harmony.
  • finely observed and rendered birds flowers and insects are decoratively deployed across the picture plane
  • A botanical study of flora and fauna.
  • This is a lovely painting of bird, flowers, and dragonflies.
  • A bird in the bush
  • Red headed bird next to purple poppy with dragonfly.
  • This painting represents the flora and fauna present in the artist's country.
  • Bird, flower and insects/still life
  • In this contrasting color still life a finch type bird and two flying insects are posed among an oriental poppy with five dark brownish purple flowers.
  • A bird in the bush
  • Cycle of life: bird, insects, flowers
  • The beauty of nature.
  • Birds and bees (and dragonflies)
  • Flowers
  • Bird with flowers and insects
  • Nature scene with bird and insects
  • Bird with poppies, very nice
  • Animals gathered around a plant.
  • Formal composition creating tight patterns in tight space
  • A stylized nature scene
  • Flora & fauna
  • Bird in natural setting.
  • Birds, flowers and insects, a nature study
  • Lyrical
  • Floral, with bird and insect
  • Spring.
  • Beautiful depiction of flora and fauna - simple images of the various insects - wondering about the symbolism of flower, bird and insect
  • TRANQUIL
  • A decorative nature scene.
  • A portrait of a bird among flowers.
  • This is a peaceful scene featuring spring and nature - flowers, a bird and insects.
  • A bird perches on a rock in front of purple flowers upon which dragon flies alight.
  • Anthropological drawing on species and flowers in the area. for the indian trading company
  • Flowers, insects, and a bird.
  • Bird
  • Majestic Nature
  • This reminds me of old "field guides" that are a bit stiff but biologically accurate.
  • Harmonic balance between creatures
  • Beautiful natural wonders.
  • Beautiful picture of my grandmother.
  • A bird, dragonfly, and bee relax.
  • It's not a Robin but maybe could be.
  • Perched bird with poppies and insects
  • Calm
  • Bird with flowers
  • Bird, chillin' Dragonfly, pollinatin'
  • I can be iln the moment
  • Beautiful life all in the birds and flowers.
  • A bird perches on a chip of wood beside a sprig of flowers, and above the flowers are a dragonfly and a bee.
  • A nature scene involve various flora and fauna.
  • The painting shows a colorful bird on a tree stump with flowers and insects in the background.
  • Floral scene
  • A bird perches next to some blue flowers being visited by a dragonfly.
  • Bird, bug and flower - bio,bo, bug.
  • This is a still life of a bird resting on a rock while insects land on nearby flowers.
  • This appears to be a nature study.
  • This is filled with sweetness in its colors and composition of insect’s, flowers and a bird.
  • Asian
  • Bird with flowers
  • Illustration from a natural history guide book for the Sultan of Wherever.
  • Looks like a western attempt at Indian miniature painting.
  • Bird with insects and flowers.
  • Botanical study
  • Birds and flowers
  • Waiting for something to happen.
  • The web of life
  • This looks like an Audubon sort of study. I like the details of the bugs. Looks much more Western than the other works.
  • This is a nature still-life.
  • Bird with flowers and dragonfly.
  • A bird an insects in a flower garden
  • Close up of bird and bugs with flowers
  • Nature Art
  • A nature scene with vivid colours on a backdrop of plainness.
  • A butterfly or a hummingbird trying to get pollen from flower as a bird also sits on branch
  • Sill life - bird w/ flowers & butterfly
  • A bird sitting on a stump with flowers and insects.
  • A Lark and dragonfly and bee in nature.
  • A beautiful bird sitting o a rock in front of stylized flowers.
  • A bird perches among insects on a flower
  • Still life with birds and flowers
  • Spring
  • A great representation of nature
  • Bird is waitng for some one
  • Nature in harmony
  • Colourful to look at
  • Bird Gang
  • Bird, flower, insect still life
  • This painting shows a detailed visual description of nature, beauty and balance.
  • Natural
  • A bird waits on a stump while a dragonfly and a bee enjoy the flowers nearby.
  • The diversity of nature.
  • A still life of a multicolored bird in front of a flower on which insects are perched
  • Beautifully drawn naturalist painting of a bird (probably identifiable given the detail) with flowers and a dragonfly
  • A bird and a dragonfly lounge amongst the flora.
  • Study for an embroidery.
  • A complimentary color play between a yellow bird with purple flowers in a highly stylized still life.
  • Goldfinch, insects and flowers.
  • This is a lovely picture of nature including bugs, flowers, some wood and a bird.
  • A bird beneath insect-visited flowers.
  • Springtime.
  • Audubon-esque.
  • Spring
  • Minimal, nature.
  • Nature observed
  • A nature scene of a bird, an insect and a flower.
  • Still life influenced by European paintings
  • A colorful bird with flowers stands on a red rock.
  • Flora and fauna of the Sultans garden.
  • This is a pretty painting of flora and fauna.
  • A nice load of flora & fauna
  • Nature.
  • Birds & flowers, navy yellow purple
  • A bird is about to fly away.
  • Natural things.
  • League of Scary Birds.
  • An expression of a certain season through its flowers and creatures
  • The balance of nature in summer
  • The importance of the natural world is never underestimated.
  • A painting that is attempting to correctly illustrate birds, bugs and plants for identification.
  • An image of nature
  • Analytical rendering of a bird, flowers landscape to show love of nature
  • Natural
  • Bird, dragonfly, bee?, flowers
  • Quiet

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