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Dhanashri Ragini Page from an illustrated Ragamala series Northern India (Punjab Hills, Kangra), ca. 1790 or earlier Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Overall: 10 x 6 15/16 in. (25.4 x 17.6 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Anonymous gift, 80.277.9

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

Enter the first word that comes to mind:

  • affection
  • afternoon
  • animals
  • awkward
  • balance
  • beautiful
  • beauty
  • blue
  • bright
  • bunnies
  • bunnies!
  • bunny
  • calm
  • calming
  • care
  • cat
  • classic
  • composition
  • contemplative
  • cross
  • curious
  • cute
  • domestic
  • dull
  • female sovereignty
  • flush
  • food
  • garden
  • gentle
  • grey sky
  • hares
  • huh
  • interesting
  • intriguing
  • isolated
  • kind
  • kindness
  • kitty
  • lady
  • legends
  • lonely
  • love
  • love it
  • lovely
  • meh
  • mother
  • nature
  • nice
  • noble
  • nurture
  • pastimes
  • peace
  • peaceful
  • pet
  • pets
  • petting
  • picnic
  • play
  • playful
  • pleasant
  • princess
  • queen
  • quiet
  • rabbit
  • rabbits
  • ragamala
  • red
  • relax
  • relaxing
  • rest
  • seated
  • sencetivity
  • serene
  • serenity
  • silence
  • simple
  • sister
  • solace
  • solitary
  • solitude
  • space
  • spiritual
  • spring
  • structured
  • subtle
  • sweet
  • sweet!
  • terrace
  • tranquil
  • tranquility
  • womanhood

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

  • air
  • airey
  • allegorical
  • allegory
  • amicable
  • at ease
  • beautiful
  • bucolic
  • bunnies
  • bunny
  • calm
  • care
  • carefree
  • charm
  • charming
  • charming  unusual to see rabbits
  • children
  • comforting
  • compassion
  • composition
  • contemplation
  • contemplative 
  • cozy
  • cultivation
  • cute
  • decorative
  • delicate
  • domestic
  • domesticity
  • dreamy
  • ease with oneself
  • friendly
  • gentelness
  • gentle
  • happy
  • humane
  • interesting
  • intimacy
  • intimate
  • intriguing
  • kindness
  • life
  • lush
  • motherhood
  • naturalistic
  • nurturing
  • obedience
  • opulent
  • pastoral
  • peace
  • peaceful
  • pease
  • pets
  • petting
  • petting rabbits
  • play
  • playing with pets
  • possibilities
  • privilege
  • prophecy
  • quiet 
  • rabbit
  • rabbits
  • reflective
  • relaxation
  • relaxed
  • relaxing
  • restful
  • serene
  • serene and full of darks and lights
  • soft
  • solitary
  • sweet
  • sweetness 
  • symbolic
  • tender
  • timepass
  • tranquil
  • tranquility
  • twilight
  • unusual friends

What is the dominant color in this painting?

  • blue
  • dark blue
  • dark green
  • dusty brick
  • forest green
  • gree
  • greeen
  • green
  • greens
  • grey
  • indigo
  • none
  • ochre
  • orange
  • purple
  • red
  • red, blue
  • reddish gold
  • reddish pink
  • vert, white
  • white
  • you would think that it would be red but my eye is drawn to the dark green. 

About how many figures are depicted in this painting?

  • 1 -- 3
  • 1 human 2 animals
  • 1 human, two rabbits, possibly a bird
  • one
  • three
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 (if animals count as figures?)
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6
  • 33

In one sentence, describe this scene:

  • Lady with rabbits.
  • A portrait of a young wife contemplating motherhood.
  • Sweet
  • Petting rabits
  • Woman petty or feeding her domesticated rabbits
  • A woman strokes her pet bunnies.
  • Woman with two rabbits
  • A young woman is petting little bunnies.
  • Maiden with rabbits.
  • A princess petting bunnies
  • Peace and seclusion and closeness to nature outside
  • A woman in lotus position receives two rabbits.
  • bunnies
  • A lovely lady on her outdoor rug with pillows strokes her bunnies.
  • Asdf
  • Young woman at one with nature
  • A woman shows affection to her two pet rabbits.
  • Good boy
  • Woman at court n a scene of leisure and quiet pursuits
  • Radha on the terrace, yearning for lover (krishna)
  • A woman meditates and pets rabbits.
  • Mother nature
  • Woman with two rabbits
  • A woman in a garden with two kneeling rabbits before her; perhaps this speaks to fertility.
  • Woman petting rabbits, geometric form composition, forest setting, geometric surface design
  • Cute
  • Feed the bunnies on the terrace
  • A woman sitting on a patio is feeding two rabbits
  • Bunnies bring out the nipple tweak in everyone
  • Aha, I've heard about this one on Twitter! Woman seated outdoors, petting two bunnies while fondling her own breast.
  • A woman sitting outside pets bunnies
  • A lady petting two rabbits - or is it?
  • The green trees in the background set off a sweet scene that is probably related to a tale I don't know of a woman petting two tame rabbits.
  • Woman celebrates the year of the rabbit against a lush landscape.
  • The princess feeding her pets
  • The visit of the rabbits
  • THis courtyard scene is serene
  • The environment is serene and without perspective.
  • Lonely lady iwith her pets.
  • A woman sitting on a balcony feeding rabbits
  • Simple but ambiguous
  • Fertility
  • Woman relaxes in beauty.
  • A woman with two rabbits.
  • Pensive, but she has accepted the reality of her situation and is beginning to see the light of day.
  • Contemplative scene with noblewoman petting two rabbits.
  • In this tranquil scene, a woman rests on a terrace overlooking a vast forest and visits with two rabbits.
  • Royal lady sits in garden with pet hares
  • A high caste woman with her pet rabbits
  • Relaxing with rabbits at dusk.
  • The delicacy for the pets
  • A quiet scene of a woman in a garden petting her bunnies.
  • Clueless
  • A woman pets rabbits in a garden/
  • A solitary woman preparing to offer her breast to two rabbits, or, more likely, part of a mythological story that does not involve offering breasts to rabbits.
  • Woman petting rabbits.
  • Seated woman petting rabbit
  • Caring
  • A woman enjoying her solitude with her pets
  • A noble woman communing with rabbits in her yard.
  • A rich woman and her pet rabbits.
  • Yoga pose, who is missing from cushion?
  • I am so captivated by the composition of the white sky the trees and the fence the beautiful woman petting rabbits seems almost a distraction.
  • A woman, petting rabbits, relaxes outside.
  • This is a scene of a woman outside, seated and petting rabbits.
  • Kindness to animals
  • A lonely woman cares for her pet rabbits (and whispers her secrets to them)
  • A women with her two pet rabbits.
  • I set in admiration of those that brahman creates as I melt into the beauty of the one...
  • Maternal Insticts
  • Peaceful communion with nature
  • A woman pets two rabbits.
  • Lovely lady lounges with her lagomorphs
  • Rich lady playing with fluffy bunnies
  • Woman enjoying her pet rabbits, living in luxury
  • A woman having a quiet moment with her pet rabbits
  • Serenity
  • Seated woman with two rabbits
  • Fertile waiting.
  • Landscape
  • A woman relaxing on a sheet by a forest, petting two rabbits.
  • Women feeding rabbits in garden
  • This woman is enjoying a quiet moment with her rabbits before she goes to see her husband
  • A young girl sitting crosslegged on a outdoor veranda pets one of two small rabbits
  • Friend
  • Disney goes to mumbai
  • A princess relaxing with our door animals
  • Beautiful woman, and good-looking too!
  • A young woman rests on a balcony and pets two rabbits.
  • It has a sense of gravity about it, and hollowness.
  • The woman is sitting in her garden.
  • Woman petting a rabbit
  • Relaxing
  • Loving pets and quiet time
  • A woman of leisure reclines in a garden and pets wild rabbits who are captivated by her beauty and gentleness.
  • Z
  • Woman feeding rabbits
  • This is a great scene using human, animal, and nature elements, as well as lots of prominent shapes.
  • A woman on a porch or roof playing with her two pets.
  • A lady is sitting calmly, petting one of two pet rabbits. She is protected by a forest of trees beyond her abode.
  • Please, lady, don't feed the rabbits.
  • Rabbits, a lady, a forest.
  • Female playing with pets
  • A wealthy woman relaxes in her garden.
  • A moment in contemplation
  • Feeding the rabbits
  • Woman with pet hares
  • Woman in beautiful setting is petting rabbits, but what is ni her right hand? Aggggh! Too small! These are MINIATURES and are about DETAILS!!!!
  • Woman relaxing and petting tame rabbits at her home overlooking forest.
  • A woman on a patio feeding bunnies.
  • Bunnies are good for the afternoon.
  • A princess pats her bunnies.
  • A woman talking to hares
  • A goddess or princess who is in touch with nature, who animals approach without fear.
  • Peaceful.
  • Pets
  • She is feading the rabits
  • Playing with rabbits for her own comfort
  • Lady feeding her pet rabbits.
  • Repose
  • A woman is seated on a carpet with cushions in a walled garden or porch pets tame rabbits.
  • Quiet moments.
  • A noble woman strokes her pet rabbit on the veranda of her palace, which is recognizable by the luxurious rug and the clothing of the woman.
  • Wooman and bunnies
  • This is a peaceful scene.
  • Neither rabbit would own up to raiding her garden, but both assumed a posture of guilt.
  • This painting strikes as feminine empowerment.
  • A garden with a woman and two pet rabbits, set against a wall of dark, lush trees.
  • A woman is petting two rabbits.
  • Loyal subjects or peaceful friends?
  • A woman relaxes on pillows and pets two rabbits.
  • Beautiful woman pets rabbits on terrace
  • A woman petting rabbits.
  • Woman and her pastime
  • Me time.
  • Woman with rabbits.
  • A woman and her pet rabbits.
  • A person of nobility a peace with nature as nature is at peace with her.
  • Connecting with nature
  • The woman with her pet rabbits.
  • A princess feeds rabbits on the palace terrace.
  • A woman sits on a rug and leans against a pillow out on a balcony, while training (or hypnotizing!) two rabbits.
  • A woman sits cross legged on cushions and a rug, on an ornately tiled orange and olive terrace with white walls, petting 2 grey rabbits, against a background of dark green trees and grey sky
  • Tenderness
  • Meditation and love.
  • Communing with bunnies trees.
  • Woman with two pet rabbits.
  • Serene

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