Composition on the picture Vereshchagin “Mausoleum Taj Mahal in Agra”

Composition on the picture Vereshchagin “Mausoleum Taj Mahal in Agra”

This picture I would refer to the Indian cycle, because it was on a long trip, the artist tried himself in writing the landscape, and brought back a lot of the picture. India Vereshchagin visited in 1874. It was at this time that he began to paint the painting “The Taj Mahal Mausoleum in Agra”, which is still popular. It can be seen that the artist feels a fine line between the harmony of nature and architectural buildings.

The painting depicts a mausoleum, which was built in the 12th century by the Sultan Shah Jahan. The mausoleum is made in white, according to legend. It was built in memory of the Sultan’s wife, who died during childbirth, accompanying her husband on a military campaign.

I really liked this picture. The mosque is reflected in the water, as if in a mirror, creating a magical picture. It is here, in my opinion, personifies greatness and power. For a few minutes it seemed to me that this is not a picture, but a photograph, so realistic the artist managed to portray the buildings and the river. It seems to me that the main and the main place in the picture is not a mausoleum, but a mosque, it is with its white color that rises above the mausoleum.

After viewing this picture, no doubt, I wanted to visit this mausoleum and visit the mosque. Learn life and customs of the people. To plunge into that culture. Looking at the picture, it seems to me that their culture is calm and measured, quiet and smooth, like a water pond. There’s no fuss, no one is in a hurry, everyone is ready to respond and come to the rescue. There probably is no jealousy and lies, people respect themselves, their principles and their people.

Thanks to the artist, for this work, it allowed to plunge into another world, another reality. To get acquainted with another country and another people. Involuntarily I wanted to travel around this country, make new friends, get acquainted with their lives.


Composition on the picture Vereshchagin “Mausoleum Taj Mahal in Agra”