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Embracing Lovers with Sparklers, c1775. Creator: Unknown

Embracing Lovers with Sparklers, c1775. Creator: Unknown


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Embracing Lovers with Sparklers, c1775. Creator: Unknown

Embracing Lovers with Sparklers, c1775. A man and woman dance in an affectionate embrace, the darkness broken by the illumination of hand-held fireworks. Fireworks have long been very popular in India, especially during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. Diwali generally occurs in October or November

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Affection Affectionate Celebrating Celebration Celebrations Dancers Danger Dangerous Dark Darkness Embrace Embracing Firework Fireworks Hinduism Lover Lovers Peril Skirt Translucent Veil Veiled Walters Art Museum Diwali Hindoostan Sparkler Sparklers


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Embracing Lovers with Sparklers, c1775: A Timeless Symbol of Love and Celebration This exquisite 18th century painting, titled "Embracing Lovers with Sparklers," captures the romantic essence of an affectionate moment between a man and a woman. Set against the backdrop of darkness, the scene is illuminated by the dazzling light of hand-held fireworks, or sparklers. The use of fireworks is a popular tradition in India, particularly during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. The couple, dressed in opulent apparel of the time, are fully engaged in each other's embrace. The man, dressed in a richly colored outfit, wears a veil to cover his face, while the woman, adorned in a vibrant skirt and translucent veil, reveals her captivating features. Their clothing, a testament to the fashion trends of the era, adds to the allure of the painting. The painting is a stunning example of the artistry of the time, executed in opaque watercolor and gold and silver paint on paper. The intricate details, from the folds of their clothing to the delicate sparklers in their hands, are a testament to the skill of the unknown artist. This full-length painting, with its rich colors and evocative imagery, transports us back to a time when love and celebration were the order of the day. Whether it depicts a moment from the heritage of India, or from the American colonies, the painting remains a timeless symbol of the human spirit and the enduring power of love.

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