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Dipaka Raga Page from an illustrated Ragamala series Attributed to the artist Mohammed (son of Nur). Northern India (Rajasthan, Bikaner), ca. 1690-1700 Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Overall: 9 7/8 x 7 5/8 in. (25.1 x 19.4 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Gift of Charlene and S. Sanford Kornblum, 1991.77

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

Enter the first word that comes to mind:

  • alone
  • arch
  • awe 
  • balance
  • barry white
  • bath
  • blank
  • blue
  • cardboard
  • caring
  • castle
  • colors
  • colour
  • comfort
  • composed
  • concubine
  • contact
  • contained
  • couple
  • cubic
  • dark
  • devil
  • devotion
  • dream
  • dreamlike
  • dull
  • embrace
  • encapuslated
  • enchanting
  • enclosed
  • fable
  • healing
  • help
  • hide
  • home
  • honey
  • hot
  • house
  • hug
  • intimacy
  • intimate
  • intriguing
  • kama sutra
  • krishna
  • krishna, radha
  • love
  • lovers
  • loving
  • marriage
  • moody
  • motel
  • mother
  • motherly
  • mysterious
  • mystic
  • mythical
  • nigh
  • night
  • odd
  • om
  • painting
  • passion
  • person
  • poetic
  • protect
  • protection
  • rich
  • secrets
  • seduction
  • sexy
  • shelter
  • simple
  • small
  • solace
  • sorrow
  • sweet
  • tender
  • tiny

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

  • affection
  • alcove
  • alluring
  • alone
  • beautiful
  • bedroom
  • broody 
  • calm
  • caring
  • catburgler
  • clandestine
  • clinch
  • close
  • cold
  • colorful
  • comfort
  • comfort; solace
  • comforting
  • companionship
  • compasionate
  • composition
  • conjugality
  • contemplative
  • cozy
  • cuddle
  • cuddling
  • dark
  • delicate
  • dreamy
  • embrace
  • emotional
  • erotic
  • evening
  • evocative
  • fable
  • family
  • gentle
  • geometric
  • harem
  • indish
  • intimacy
  • intimate
  • loss
  • love
  • lovers
  • loving
  • loving couple
  • meditative
  • moment
  • mournful
  • night
  • nightfall
  • overs
  • patience
  • peace
  • peaceful
  • perspectival
  • precious
  • privacy
  • private
  • protection
  • quiet
  • recovery
  • relaxed
  • romance
  • romantic
  • romantic interlude
  • sad
  • serene
  • sexual love, confiding
  • shelter
  • simple
  • sneaky
  • solemn
  • solitude
  • soothing
  • sweet
  • sympathy
  • telling
  • tender
  • tenderness
  • tiny
  • together
  • togetherness
  • true love
  • voyeur 
  • warm
  • wistful

What is the dominant color in this painting?

  • beige
  • beige background
  • black
  • blue
  • blues
  • brown
  • brown of edge paper dominates, should be black
  • burnt siena
  • dark blue
  • dark rose
  • deep blue
  • gold
  • gray
  • green
  • green tint
  • green?
  • grey
  • indigo
  • light green
  • mauve
  • navy
  • orange
  • pale green
  • pibk
  • pink
  • pink orange
  • pinks
  • prussian blue
  • purple
  • red
  • rose
  • seafoam
  • tan
  • tan orange
  • terra cotta
  • yellow
  • yellow orange

About how many figures are depicted in this painting?

  • 2; hard to see
  • 2?
  • three
  • two
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 6

In one sentence, describe this scene:

  • Dark house and couple.
  • A royal subject embraced with his lover
  • A woman is being comforted by a man at night.
  • Lovers in the safety of their home at night, perhaps getting ready to make sweet love.
  • Home scene
  • Night
  • A prayful evening.
  • A man is comforting a woman late at night, inside a palace.
  • A man consoling his new bride
  • Couple.
  • Two people comforting one another.
  • Harmony and intimacy
  • A moment of intimacy
  • A man and woman sit together in a small building
  • An older woman tends to a younger woman in an isolated cupola.
  • This is a lovely nighttime scene featuring an architectural framework that frames two people who are in some kind of close and personal relationship.
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  • Night scene with pinks and gray blues.
  • A loving couple
  • Love, protection.
  • Alone
  • Modern interpretation of older style art, compassion and comfort of a daughter and father, or man and young lover.
  • Lovers meeting in the night
  • Lovers
  • A couple inside a room at evening.
  • Arbian nights lovers
  • Cosy evening in a tiny house
  • Cuddling at night
  • Night scene, couple cuddling inside a hexagonal room, scene through an arched window.
  • A couple at home.
  • Lovers reunited.
  • A loving, serene moment for a couple.
  • Very interesting.
  • Love! This gives me the feeling of a loving home, all is right in the world. New moon, maybe newlyweds.
  • Man comforting his wife or mistress.
  • Intimate and tender
  • In a colorful building structure we view through a wall to see a man (husband) comforting a woman (wife) in a bedroom type setting.
  • An intimy night
  • Here a woman embraces a deity in a quiet private place
  • A person playing an instrument inside a temple.
  • A rendezvous between two lovers in the middle of the night.
  • 2 people embrace.
  • Interior at night a couple is huddled together.
  • Arabian nights set in a symbolic love nest; good color.
  • Man comforting woman in the night
  • Romance in the evening
  • Midnight rendezvous.
  • An intimate scene between a family in a stable architectural famework.
  • Man comforting woman.
  • A couple spends a night in their quarters.
  • Secret lovers meet
  • Man and woman embracing, night time
  • Intimate
  • A man consoling a woman or a couple embracing at night.
  • At night, a woman reclines against a man who holds her with his right arm; resting on cushions in a private room.
  • Romantic, private and enclosed.
  • A couple shares an intimate embrace under a starry sky.
  • Man embraces women inside of home in the night.
  • Tender is the night.
  • Comfort
  • A couple embracing in their home at night.
  • Beautiful love and the comfort of home.
  • They are together in a window, in a house, in a frame.
  • Mother and daugther
  • A couple sharing an intimate moment.
  • Comforting a hurting spouse
  • Protected love
  • Two lovers sharing a tender moment in a palace alcove at night.
  • Two lovers embracing at night.
  • Two people huddled closely together in a home.
  • A couple cuddles in a house.
  • Love and calm
  • Through a window in what might be a palace a beautifully dressed man and a woman embrace
  • This women is by herself in a very small space and has only the comfort of an animal (can't see the details)
  • General lover/ matrimonial depiction.
  • A couple cuddle in a building thing
  • Two people embracing
  • Silent love
  • I like the strange spacing of the frame from the subject matter.
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  • This appears to be a love scene, though I can't tell if there is an infant in her arms because it is so small.
  • Two lovers are together in their secret hide-out
  • An image of love and family
  • Palace cuddle
  • Newly married couple enjoy their first night
  • Pair of lovers rest under starry night.
  • It is night and a young couple embrace one another.
  • Midnight lovers.
  • A scene of a man and woman embracing inside of their house at night.
  • Cuddling under the moon.
  • A tender moment shared between a man and woman
  • Palace scene of couple at night.
  • A quiet time for two lovers in the early evening, all in the privacy of their garden room.
  • A tender love scene
  • Two people are consoling one another in the evening.
  • 2 women in the evening - close relationshop
  • Romance
  • Intimate scene in summer house. Night time--stars and moon. Man and woman embracing. Nice colours.
  • Cuddling!
  • A love scene.
  • Love
  • Intimate
  • To people are huddled close together in the quiet of the night.
  • Husband caring for wife
  • A man cares for his wife in their home
  • Nurturing, I think--it's too small on the screen to really tell.
  • A couple is embracing in an interior setting during nighttime.
  • Vivid
  • Comfort in gold and pink.
  • Sexual
  • Sheltering
  • Calming, peaceful with the moon and day starry sky and colourful
  • A romantic couple
  • Two persons within a building probably praying for something that just happened
  • Two lovers
  • Man petting dog
  • A man embracing his wife as the sit on the floor inside a hexagonal house at night.
  • By night, the lovers escape to their only safe haven
  • The king is holding his beloved.
  • A night time scene of a man possessively draping his arm over a woman in a beautifully colored building.
  • A man is comforting his wife becaue he has to leave
  • A older woman comforts a younger woman.
  • The shapes are intriguing.
  • A father comforts his daughter on a fearful night.
  • Lovers comforting each other
  • An intimate moment between two people
  • Security seems to be a theme.
  • The lovers embark on a new relationship, in accordance with a new moon, in an exquisite setting.
  • Two figures embrace in a night scene.
  • Quiet nighttime scene in a pavillion, lovers.
  • Lovers
  • A family scene
  • An intimate moment
  • The saftey and depth of a family and home
  • Two lonely lovers at night, consoling one another
  • A secret embrace
  • A night in comforting room. seduction between man and woman.
  • Outstanding use of both palette and canvas, with a very compelling subject and overall theme.
  • Romantic and intimate, beautiful use of color to create mood
  • Two lovers at night
  • Two lovers embrace
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  • A scene at night - a woman takes comfort from a man.
  • Couple in a house at night

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