Thursday, 28 June 2012

Raja Ravi Varma Oleographs

Raja Ravi Varma, Malayalam: രാജാ രവി വര്‍മ (April 29, 1848- October 2, 1906) was an Indian painter from Kerala who achieved recognition for his depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. His painting sare considered to be among the best examples of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques of European academic art.
Varma is most remembered for his paintings of beautiful sari clad women, who were portrayed as very shapely and graceful. His exposure in the west came when he won the first prize in Vienna Art Exhibition in 1873. After a successful career as a painter, Raja Ravi Varma died in 1906 at the age of 58. He is generally considered as one among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art.

Many of his oil paintings are classic and his unique Indian style has later influenced artists and designers worldwide. Here we have displayed pictures of some of the classic oil paintings and oleographs of Raja Ravi Varma