Love is classified into two categories, viz. love in seperation and love in union. There are ten states of love in separation among which are longing and anxiety. There are numnerous paintings of Virahini Nayikas or lovers seperated from their loverssuffering from anxiety and love longings.They are portrayed as solitary figures clasping a plantain, fondling a black buck, standing in a balcony admiring the rain clouds and sarus cranes.In this painting a lady is pacing the parapet of a lotus pool. It is the hot month of July, in which lotuses are in bloom in India. The lotus leaves and flowers are topsy turvy and are symbolic of the state of her mind. Dark clouds with flashes of lightning are shown in the horizon.