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Raja Ravi Varma - Famous Indian Painter
Ravi Varma a Keralite Prince
Raja Ravi Varma one of the most famous Indian painter. He was born in a keralite royal family. He learned painting from Indian painters and later from a British painter. The knowledge he acquired both from Indian and western techniques reflects in his paintings. Although his themes were mainly Indian, he expressed them through western influenced style. His depiction of the beauty of the Indian woman is unequalled in Indian art. He painted scenes from Indian epics and other mythological and religious literature. Most of the figures of gods and godesses currently in use among Hindus are based on Ravi Varma's paintings.
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Great injustice has been done to the artist Ravi Varma in our country because he used modern hues and oils in his work and because of the western influence in his paintings. The critics said his was not Indian art.
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Raja Ravi Varma is most remembered for his paintings of beautiful sari clad women, who were portrayed as very shapely and graceful
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The women painted by the Raja have never been as much in demand in the art market as they are today.
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He was the first artist to cast the Indian Gods and mythological characters in natural earthy surroundings using a European realism; a depiction adopted not only by the Indian “calendar-art”- spawning ubiquitous images of Gods and Goddesses, but also