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I am a great fan of Raja Ravi Varma's paintings. I take pleasure in sharing it here.Music Sarod.

I am a great fan of Raja Ravi Varma's paintings. I take pleasure in sharing it here.Music Sarod.

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Raja Ravi Varma

  1. 1. <ul><li>He is generally considered </li></ul><ul><li>as one among the greatest </li></ul><ul><li>painters in the history of </li></ul><ul><li>Indian art. </li></ul><ul><li>His paintings are considered </li></ul><ul><li>to be among the best </li></ul><ul><li>examples of the fusion </li></ul><ul><li>of Indian traditions with </li></ul><ul><li>the techniques </li></ul><ul><li>of European academic art. </li></ul>RAJA RAVI VARMA
  2. 2. <ul><li>His exposure in the west came when he won the first prize in </li></ul><ul><li>Vienna Art Exhibition in 1873. </li></ul><ul><li>He learnt oil painting from a British painter, Theodor Jenson. Whose techniques he used in his paintings. </li></ul><ul><li>The feminine emotions being the central theme, he is the first one who brought about a momentous turn in the art of India. </li></ul>
  3. 3. .. <ul><li>He is the first artist to cast the Indian Gods and mythological characters in natural earthy surroundings using a European realism …… </li></ul>Scenes from epic..
  4. 4. From Ramayana.
  5. 5. From Mahabaratha.
  6. 6. Krishna leela.
  7. 7. Krishna and Gopikas
  8. 8. Damayanthi and hamsa.
  9. 9. Kalidas’s Shakunthala
  10. 10. Did an abstract work on social themes right from portraits to village scenes..
  11. 11. Portrait of a King
  12. 12. A woman prisoner with dagger
  13. 13. musicians
  14. 14. working woman from a village.
  15. 15. Regional art. (Orissa)
  16. 16. He was exceptionally good in portraying the light & shadow effect.
  17. 17. Lady with lamp.
  18. 18. Moonlight
  19. 19. Lady playing music
  20. 20. The royal ladies playing a dice game.
  21. 21. (Feeding) Mother and child.
  22. 22. Milk maid.
  23. 23. Gypsies
  24. 24. Lady on a swing.
  25. 25. lady with fruits
  26. 26. <ul><li>Raja Ravi Varma died of diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>on October 2, 1906, in his Kilimanoor </li></ul><ul><li>Palace home overflowing with friends, </li></ul><ul><li>relatives,dignitaries and the media. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Yet, the rich heritage of the fragrance of his </li></ul><ul><li>paintings continues to charm and influence </li></ul><ul><li>the art of India……. </li></ul>

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