Art 200 Name _______________________________
Studies in Art Due Date:  August 22, 2007
  You earned __________ out of 50 points.
 
Assignement #3b

Death and Immortality

 

Taj Mahal. Agra, India.  1632 – 1654.

 

Write at least two pages analyzing and considering the Taj Mahal.  Why did Shah Jahan build this complex?  Discuss how the structure represents the wealth and power of the ruler.  Consider the decorative elements and the placement of structures on the expansive site and the spiritual ideas and purposes they convey.  Finally, discuss the funerary and commemorative functions of the Taj Mahal.

You can read more about the Taj Mahal at:
http://www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/a_nav/taj_nav/main_tajfrm.html