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Krishna and Radha under a Tree in a Storm Northern India (Punjab Hills, Kangra), ca. 1790-early 19th century Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Overall: 9 x 6 3/4 in. (22.9 x 17.1 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 70.145.1

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

Enter the first word that comes to mind:

  • animals
  • balance
  • beautiful
  • bird
  • black clouds
  • bliss
  • bucolic
  • calm
  • catastrophe
  • charmed
  • chill
  • concupines
  • consort
  • conviviality
  • countryside
  • cow
  • dark
  • darknes
  • darkness
  • dating
  • desire
  • detailed
  • dream
  • dreamy
  • eden
  • eerie
  • ethereal
  • evening
  • exotic
  • fertile
  • garden
  • green
  • happy
  • idol
  • idyllic
  • india
  • indian skies
  • interesting
  • intrigue
  • intriguing
  • joy
  • krishna
  • landscape
  • leasure
  • legends
  • leisure
  • life
  • lotus
  • love
  • love triangle
  • lovers
  • menagerie
  • moody
  • music
  • mysterious
  • mythical
  • nature
  • night
  • nightfall
  • nocturne
  • paradise
  • park
  • pastoral
  • peace
  • peaceful
  • people
  • pic nic
  • picnic
  • picnik
  • pleasure
  • quiet
  • rain
  • relax
  • relaxed
  • relaxing
  • repose
  • rest
  • rich
  • romance
  • rousseau
  • royality
  • sanctuary
  • saturated
  • sensuality
  • serene
  • sex
  • sex with animals
  • sexy
  • silly
  • snakes
  • spiritual
  • spring
  • storm
  • storms
  • stormy
  • swarthy
  • thunder
  • tranquil
  • tranquility
  • twilight
  • van gogh
  • verdant
  • water
  • wet

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

  • amorous
  • arcadia
  • arousing
  • beautiful
  • beauty
  • beauty of the world...
  • belief
  • birdly
  • bucolic
  • calmness
  • cattledrive
  • complex
  • content
  • cool
  • countryside
  • curious
  • dark
  • dejeuner
  • delight
  • dreamy
  • dreary
  • enjoying nature
  • enjoyment
  • erotic
  • ethereal
  • family
  • fascainting
  • forboding
  • foreboding
  • frilly
  • haa
  • humbling
  • idyll
  • idyllic
  • intimate
  • intrigueing
  • intriguing
  • krishna
  • krishna leela
  • languid
  • lazy
  • leisure
  • leisurely
  • love
  • love in the night
  • love, fantasy, possibly religious
  • lovers
  • lush
  • lust
  • luxurious
  • luxury
  • m
  • magical
  • midsummernight
  • mysterious
  • mystery
  • mythical
  • nature
  • nebulous
  • night
  • night scene with animals
  • night sky
  • ominous
  • paradise
  • party
  • past
  • pastoral
  • peaceful
  • playful
  • pleasant
  • pleasure
  • portending
  • prince
  • questioning
  • relax
  • relaxation
  • relaxed 
  • relaxing
  • religious
  • repose
  • retreat
  • romance
  • romance and pending storm, 
  • romantic
  • sacred
  • sensual...
  • serene
  • sexytime
  • storm
  • stormy
  • story
  • sultry
  • symbolistic
  • thunderstorm
  • time
  • tranquil
  • transported
  • waiting 

What is the dominant color in this painting?

  • black
  • blue
  • dark green
  • gray
  • green
  • greenh
  • greenish gray
  • greens
  • grey
  • grey black
  • light green
  • purple
  • ugly green
  • yellow
  • yellow but i want to examine the sky more than the individuals. 

About how many figures are depicted in this painting?

  •  five people, a bird foreground, two cows/oxen, several birds in flight
  • 15 animals and people
  • 5 human figures
  • 5? people 12? animals
  • are cows figures too?
  • eighteen
  • fifteen
  • five
  • five people, 3 cows, 1 peacock, some birds
  • five, possibly six human figures
  • nine
  • six
  • sixteen
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 12
  • 13
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 20
  • 25
  • 33

In one sentence, describe this scene:

  • Beautifully detailed work of people and animals hanging out peacefully at night
  • Elegant, graceful
  • Pastoral scene with cattle and birds
  • At leisure with nature.
  • Idyllic scene
  • People and cattle in a field
  • Night and the prince rests against tree with lotus, birds and cows surrounded by attendants.
  • Peacefulpicnic
  • This is a pastoral scene, perhaps featuring a deity as well as servants or followers, as well as animals.
  • Ladies of leisure enjoying a day by the river with animals and birds, but storm cloud are brewing in the distance.
  • Krishna sporting in with women along the river
  • These are Asian noblewomen being attended by servants in their garden.
  • Night scene in fantastical garden with maidens and animals in harmony.
  • The man sat with his wife and daughter by the trees and surrounded by cows hiding the two lovers.
  • Two lovers, two watchers, five humans, one cow.
  • Love /seduction scene or possibly a god being venerated under a stormy sky
  • A night scene of a small group of people in the countryside with several cows and a peacock.
  • Sunday picnic
  • Conutry scene
  • A picnic.
  • Ladies attend to their men amid livestock and peacocks.
  • An earthly paradise.
  • Birds flying in the night sky
  • Nighttime love scenes under a flowering tree--two couples, several cows, two peacocks, and one woman alone in the middle.
  • A family enjoys a picninc at sunset beneath a tree, forest animals surround them
  • Indian God relaxing and enjoying teh company of women.
  • A spring picnic.
  • Appears restful with Krishna and gopis relaxing
  • Love the coloration, detailing and overall romatic feeling.
  • Krishna and his gopis.
  • This painting depicts a lovely landscape, with cattle and people portrayed in leisurely contentment.
  • A lovely afternoon that will soon go astray.
  • A prince and his consort, surrounded by sacred cows, laze by a river in a beautiful opulent garden.
  • A powerful woman lounging a beautiful garden
  • Paradise garden
  • A lush landscape, the setting for a picnic with sacred cows in attendance
  • Prince and his princess enjoying the fruits of music, nature and romance.
  • Love among the cattle can be distracting.
  • God of peace & love bonding with maiden and animals in his courtyard
  • Krishna is sitting under a tree telling stories, or waiting or resting.
  • This is a delightful fantasy evening scene perhaps post sexual activities filled with promises in the birds flying, the flowering trees, the calmness of the cows and the reclining people.
  • People recreating in a field with animals.
  • Romantic
  • Royalty lounging in springtime setting with sacred animals
  • Some rich young people are having a nightly picnic plus orgy.
  • At twilight, a group rests under trees while surrounded by beasts and birds at peace.
  • A romantic scene
  • A man reclines against a tree with an amorous attnedant and others in the area including cows.
  • Sacred cows
  • Krishna and the gopis.
  • Lovers sit outside in a bucolic setting.
  • Man resting as his workers and wives hunt and gather with the cattle.
  • In the paradise
  • A paradise garden.
  • Walk in the forest. two lovers under a tree
  • Four human figures and three cows are resting in a pastoral landscape, but birds can be seen among lightning filled clouds.
  • Stopping for lunch on a journey
  • Women with animals outside - the doves in the stormy sky are foreshadowing something
  • Animals and people are lusting under a fragrant tree as a storm overtakes them.
  • Relaxing pastoral scene.
  • Love is in the air and all God's people say...
  • Nature
  • A time for relaxing before the coming storm
  • Pastoral playtime
  • 2 couples and 1 woman relax around cows.
  • Figures with cattle and birds (?) at night
  • Men and women relaxing by a river under a tree, with cows and peacocks present.
  • Couples on picnic, relaxing
  • Unimaginative, decorative depiction of life
  • Garden of earthly desire
  • People having a picnic in the forest
  • This is a romantic summer evening.
  • A king and queen with their servants are resting in the forest.
  • The women are going to the man in yellow for guidance or protection, and it seems a man is flirting with the girl behind the cows.
  • Serene
  • Krishna with Gopis in Vrindhavan.
  • Krishna and radha in a scene of romance
  • Leisure time
  • A young man and his lover -- or lovers? -- watch nightbirds while another couple enjoys the privacy afforded by cattle.
  • This has a tranquil composition with human, animals and nature and filled with thing representing wealth.
  • Krishna's flute enchanting the cows.
  • Picnic
  • Beautiful garden, summers day, serenity
  • Dark
  • The fineness of nature
  • PARADISE AND THE MOTHER COW
  • A little gathering in the forest.
  • An intricate scene of several figures in a garden with animals
  • Yearning for enlightenment
  • Relaxing picnic
  • Krishna plays his flute as rains arrive
  • Reclining under the tree with animals looking on.
  • Retreat.
  • Nightscape Family
  • A religious guru looking for enlightenment under a tree holding the lotus with some other looking on.
  • Lovely outing of high ranking man and women with flora and fauna. Trees and lanscape are gorgeous!
  • Peaceful scene with birds and animals.
  • Sexy times in the indian garden of delights
  • A dark picnic dream.
  • An Indian sultan is resting under a tree with his harem among the animals.
  • Men and women flirt on the banks of a river as a storm approaches
  • There is a man lounging by the tree. He has various women serving him.
  • Free
  • Green
  • Women under the night sky having a party with mystical creatures
  • People seeking refuge from a storm
  • Hanging out under a tree during a thunderstorm.
  • Women are swooning over an up and coming Emperor, trying to gain his affections.
  • Relaxing afternoon in paradise
  • Leisure in the field.
  • a little like grandma Moses but darker
  • A leisurely scene with people and animals; the men and women look like they might be courting.
  • The emperor is relaxing with his concubines and animals in a beautiful garden
  • Krishna getting his mack on.
  • Love feast
  • A lot of things to look at
  • This uses different styles of illustration to depict part of a larger story involving the incarnation of a deity being attended to be maidens.
  • Bucolic scene of man and women in a landscape - elaborate trees, decorative border, birds flying.
  • A leisurely early evening in the local park.
  • Ha! lovers and farm animals
  • Life in all its glory.
  • I am curious about the vegetation and the animals.
  • Krishna
  • A peaceful picnic
  • Lovers in the garden
  • A familiy is enjoying a little picnic in the fields while tending to their farm animals.
  • Lovers lying in a park.
  • Kings and queens (gods?) relaxing in a pleasure park.
  • A man under a tree with two women, a couple, animals and birds surrounding him.
  • Relaxing
  • This is a royalty lounging outside before a storm.
  • The prince picnicking at night with the cows.
  • Night
  • Hanging out in a garden under a tree.
  • A goddess and her attendants take shelter from a storm - or perhaps watch it from afar.
  • A dark night and lovers are meeting
  • A nice afternoon by the lake with flying swans
  • Enjoying the good life surrounded by family and nature
  • The nocturnal setting is a perfect backdrop for the subjects, and the artist shows good mastery of his craft.
  • A lazy afternoon, relaxed and spiritual.
  • Storm clouds are gathering around a careless prince who had more time and money than good sense.
  • A god greets angels and people and animals from the shelter of a sacred tree.
  • A peaceful kingdom created by a godlike warrior-king, flock, family, friends together
  • Dark, moody and ominous
  • Family gathering and relaxation
  • Love and fertility, the feminine divine.
  • God's get away
  • Beautiful men and women are spending time together and there might be a storm in the distance.
  • Love the sky, yellow dress
  • This is a pastoral scene in which a blue-tinted man sits under a flowering tree surrounded by peacocks, bulls and followers, calmly observing as a violent-looking thunderstorm approaches.

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