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Raja Ravi Varma: Painter of Colonial India

Price : $208.00
ISBN # : 9780944142417
Author : Chawla, Rupika
pages: 360
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Published : 2010

Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) was among the first Indian painters to successfully adapt academic realism to the visual interpretation of Indian mythology and adopt Western painting techniques of portraiture. His genre of paintings, which eventually led to chromolithographs (oleographs), has maintained a lasting effect on the Indian sensibility, making him the best-known classical painter of modern times. This book is an account of Ravi Varma's traditional background and environment in the context of colonial India, and the relationship of this milieu with his profession as an aristocratic itinerant painter. Many royal families of India and several rich and powerful personalities were patrons of Ravi Varma, whose portraits he painted in large numbers.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 17 June, 2010.
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