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Intoxicated Woman at a Window Northern India (Rajasthan, Bundi or Kota), late 18th century Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Overall: 13 3/4 x 11 3/8 in. (34.9 x 28.9 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Walzer, 79.285

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

Enter the first word that comes to mind:

  • angle
  • beauty
  • blue
  • bundi
  • charas
  • clean
  • conceited
  • concupine
  • contempative
  • contemplation
  • contours
  • curve
  • curvilinear
  • curvy
  • eating
  • emotive
  • erotic
  • female
  • feminine
  • flirty
  • forbidden
  • fruit
  • geometric
  • girl
  • houri
  • individualized
  • interesting
  • intimate
  • intrigue
  • lippy
  • lips
  • lipstick
  • love
  • lovely
  • lyrical
  • madonna
  • make up
  • makeup
  • mary
  • mess
  • mother
  • mouth
  • peace
  • peaceful
  • personal
  • picasso
  • pierced
  • preparation
  • prepare
  • red
  • section
  • self
  • sensual
  • serene
  • sex
  • sexuality
  • sexy
  • shiva
  • sigh
  • silence
  • smoke
  • solitary
  • stanky leg
  • stylized
  • sweet
  • taste
  • teal
  • thinking
  • toilette
  • vain
  • vanity
  • virgin mary
  • waiting
  • watch
  • woman

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

  • anticipation
  • beauty
  • broken
  • bundi lady with paan
  • calm
  • calming
  • chinese
  • colorful
  • confined
  • confusing
  • contemplative
  • cosmetics
  • coy
  • curious
  • delicate
  • delightful
  • demure
  • dreamy
  • dressing
  • erotic
  • exotic
  • female subject
  • feminine
  • fluid
  • gentle
  • girl
  • gorgeous
  • graphic
  • happy
  • hummm...man or woman??
  • intimate
  • intoxicated
  • intrigue
  • intriguing
  • langurous
  • lip stick
  • lipstick
  • longing
  • lovely
  • lush
  • madonna
  • make up
  • makeup
  • mischevious
  • modern
  • narcissistic
  • nursing?
  • over painting
  • peaceful
  • pensive
  • pensive,lovely
  • personal
  • poems
  • pomegranite
  • portrait
  • preparation
  • pretty
  • queen dressing up
  • questioning
  • quiet
  • recline
  • reflective
  • relaxed
  • remembering
  • secretive
  • seductive
  • self indulgence
  • sensual
  • sexy
  • solemn
  • spiral
  • sublime
  • subversion
  • tender
  • thoughtful
  • vain
  • vanity
  • waiting
  • wave
  • western
  • woman

What is the dominant color in this painting?

  • aqua
  • black
  • blue
  • blue gray
  • blue gray backgound goes with face
  • blue green
  • blues
  • dark blue
  • dark blue green
  • dark cyan blue
  • dark grey blue
  • dark teal
  • dark turquoise
  • flesh
  • green
  • greenish blue
  • greens
  • off white
  • red
  • skin
  • smokey blue
  • teal
  • teal blue
  • turquois
  • turquoise

About how many figures are depicted in this painting?

  • decorative self
  • one
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

In one sentence, describe this scene:

  • An Indian woman is putting makeup on her lips.
  • A woman applying makeup.
  • Madonna like image with a biblical reference of what appears to be eating an apple.
  • A prostitute prepares for a client.
  • A woman (of royalty) sits alone in her study naked and feeling rather randy
  • A woman either eating something or putting on make-up
  • A woman eats a piece of bread.
  • A woman is smelling a flower.
  • A young girl eat a strawberry and holds a pomegranate, which symbolizes fecundity
  • Semi nude reclining on counch
  • Preparing for the seduction.
  • Reclining an eating fruit.
  • Getting pretty for a night out.
  • I'm not sure what she's doing.
  • A moment of solitude.
  • Close up image of bare-chested woman wearing cloak and jewelry, reclining on a cushion while applying makeup.
  • Applying make-up while being introspective
  • A bare breasted woman sits on a couch eating a piece of fruit.
  • This woman is either eating something or applying some sort of ointment or makeup.
  • A woman is thinking about what to do next
  • Asdf
  • Woman eating fruit
  • A beautiful woman is tasting a most delicious fruit
  • Woman thinking and smelling perfume.
  • A bejewelled woman, probably wealthy, seated against a pillow sniffs a flower or puts on lipstick, hard to tell.
  • A women applies make up.
  • She doesnt look nice
  • Woman eating fruit
  • A woman applies lipstick with an apple core while remotely influencing a windmill
  • A woman puts on lipstick while leaning against a chair or pillow.
  • Mona lisa with a red dot
  • Indian erotic picaso
  • Upper class lady primps for a big nite on the town.
  • Seems to be two paintings mashed together one of a contemplative woman, the other a decorative motif
  • The sweet scent fills my being.
  • Female on chair applying makeup to her lips or smelling a flower
  • Woman smelling a bud.
  • This is just perfection.is she smelling on a lotus and dreaming of her lover.
  • a woman dreams of her lover
  • A concubine awaits the emperor lover.
  • A woman wrapped in thought and planning something
  • Putting on makeup, a universal activity of women.
  • Woman applying makeup
  • An intoxicated woman (I read the NYT article)
  • A wealthy dowager views the scene in the street below her and recalls the fun of her youth.
  • A woman eating fruit.
  • A woman contemplates her handiwork.
  • A well-dressed woman smelling a flower and holding something
  • Preparing for love
  • Woman prepares.
  • Portrait of a royal lady
  • Woman putting on her makeup
  • Beautiful woman putting on more makeup. maybe getting ready for important event
  • A wealthy woman at rest applies lip color.
  • Delicate and sinuous line, shape and color draw you into her intoxication
  • A woman putting on lipstick
  • A woman applies lipstick.
  • A partially nude woman adorned with jewels who is seated, dreaming and smelling a blossom
  • A woman is pensive, and I cannot tell if she is putting on lipstick or sucking on a candy.
  • A courtesan applies makeup to her face.
  • The woman puts on her lipstick in her boudoir
  • A contemplative scene, the focus drawn to the face by the hands and the flat abstraction of the paint work.
  • A drowsy woman - drunk or drugged, perhaps - seated at a window and leaning on a bolster - drinks from a small cup.
  • A female is seated and is putting on lipstick/
  • Glamour
  • Women contemplating her thoughts!
  • A concubine prepares herself
  • Enigmatic, serene, modern.
  • Woman eating a fruit, lounging on a pillow.
  • My love
  • A woman.
  • Beautiful woman is tasting some sort of fruit, eyes lazily downward, living the life of luxery
  • Simple and beautiful!
  • Beauty takes time
  • A beautiful woman applying color to her lips
  • The girl are working on something
  • Quite beautiful
  • Painting
  • A woman eating fruit, bottom quarter of painting appears to be another image of a red carpet
  • Woman eating a fruit.
  • Exotic lines and curves on a simple background - almost interesting.
  • Woman applying lipstick.
  • Best composition so far .
  • A woman is either eating or putting on some makeup
  • I want to say first i don't know why we are rating pieces, thats impossible, but im a scholar. female makeup scene?
  • Striking portrait of a woman as she really is.
  • The beauty in the every day moment
  • A wealthy woman sits at a table and applies lipstick while looking at something out of the corner of her eye.
  • Accessible and pretty to look at
  • A beautiful women, seated in a cushioned chair is eating a fruit thinking of her lover
  • A modest woman deep in thought.
  • Is she grooming or eating?
  • A woman (a) eats a sweet thing, or (b) applies lip balm.
  • Women putting on lipstick
  • Woman applies lipstick
  • Taking drugs
  • A woman is doing make-up.
  • A woman eating a fruit.
  • Woman putting on lipstick
  • Woman eating
  • I want to know what she is doing? putting on lipstick, or chewing on something hmmmm
  • A woman eating
  • A woman at her vanity.
  • A beautiful woman is doing something, but I can't tell what.
  • The beauty of the indian woman
  • A lady is putting on lipstick, but the painting seems to be as much about sensual circular forms and rhythms.
  • She is pensive.
  • I'm not sure what she's smelling but it brings back memories.
  • Pretty lady
  • Snacking?
  • A lady applying makeup.
  • It is the wanting that keep us alive!
  • This is a woman putting on make-up.
  • I dream of tomorrow and next year.
  • The woman prepares herself with jewels and colors on her lips and nails as she sits in wait naked under her cloak.
  • A beautiful woman who is vain, applying lipstick.
  • A stylized depiction of a well-to-do Indian woman applying her makeup.
  • Woman enjoying eating something
  • Thinking
  • Woman on couch
  • Nice
  • Interesting
  • Peacful
  • A girl concentrated in her thoughts
  • Beautiful
  • Woman applying her cosmetics or eating something.
  • Sds
  • A woman is applying lipstick on a couch.
  • A partially nude woman wearing jewelry and a cloak-like garment that covers her head sits against cushions and looks wistful as she applies lipstick.
  • Woman applying lipstick (?)
  • A woman on a divan applying lipstick.
  • Simple
  • Depiction of a woman with a mix of abstrat and more realistic elements
  • Woman smelling flowers
  • Portrait of a woman doing needlework.
  • Beauty
  • Woman putting on makeup.
  • Pensive
  • Feminine thoughts exhuberates from this painting
  • WOman thinking of lover who gave her exotic scent.
  • A woman is smelling a small container.
  • Wealthy women at her toilette, dreamy eyes, with interesting textiles and jewelry details.
  • A beautiful woman is lounging luxuriously while eating some sweets.
  • As she waits for her lover, LadyBlue eats the sexy fruit.
  • This looks like a woman in thought.
  • A jewled princess prepares for the party.
  • Adorned
  • A woman applies lipstick while falling asleep.
  • A lady adornes herself in anticipation
  • A woman applies makeup.
  • The woman churlishly applies lipstick as she leans on a bolster
  • Woman at ease with lipstick in one hand.
  • Woman eating bread.
  • Woman prepares for an evening out.
  • A woman is romanticizing about the evenings events.
  • She's putting on her makeup
  • The beautiful woman at table.
  • A woman applies make-up.
  • A woman in a contemplative mood having a snack
  • A private moment of contemplation, perhaps during a regular ritual.
  • A half-dressed woman leans against a pillow while applying lipstick, eating, or perhaps smoking.
  • A poetic and symbolic gesture, insinuating her love for a another person or god
  • The beautiful princess in a sad and longingly mood.
  • I like the composition
  • Woman putting rouge lipstick on her lips.
  • She looks like she is concentrating on something/ thinking about things.
  • A beautiful woman wearing a veil and lots of jewelry is reclining on a pillow and applying paint to her lips.

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