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Raja Ravi Varma

1848-1906 India/Mythology-Portraiture

 

Brief Biography-Raja Ravi Varma was born in Kilimanoor Palace, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. in 1848. Varma blended Indian and European art styles in his works. He was born of noble blood and Maharaja Ayilyam Thirunal, the ruler of Travancore, was his patron. Varma studied under the royal painter Rama Swamy Naidu and the Danish artist Theodore Jensen. He found success in India as a portraitist of nobility. Varma also painted Historical and mythological subjects, and he reproduced many of his paintings using lithography, which made them very popular, and they remain so to this day.

 

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Murugan

Murugan


Arjuna-

Arjuna and Subhadra

A
Student

A Student


Oath

Bheeshma Oath

Descent
of Ganga

Descent of Ganga

Droupathi in
Virata's Palace

Droupathi in Virata's Palace

Goddess
Lakshmi

Goddess Lakshmi

Goddess
Saraswathi

Goddess Saraswathi

Jatayu
Vadham

Jatayu Vadham

Sairandri and
Keechaka

Sairandri and Keechaka

Simhika and
Sairandri

Simhika and Sairandri

Sri Krishna
Liberating

Sri Krishna Liberating His Parents


Judith

Judith


Bharata

Bharata


Pleasing

Pleasing


Shakuntala

Shakuntala


Shantanu-

Shantanu and Satyavati


Maruti

Maruti


Puddukotta-

Puddukotta Durbar


Jagannath-

Jagannath Lithograph

Adorning
Krishna

Yasoda Adorning Krishna

Maharashtrian
Lady

The Maharashtrian Lady

Vanquishing
the Sea

Sri Rama Vanquishing the Sea

H. Comes
Papa

There Comes Papa