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Title Raja Ravi Varma:Painter Of Colonial India (HB)
Author Rupika Chawla
Cover Price Rs.3950.00
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ISBN 9788189995089
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Description Ravi Varma (1848 1906) was closely connected with the erstwhile royal house of Travancore. He was one of the first Indian painters to successfully adopt Western painting techniques and adapt academic realism to the visual interpretation of Indian mythology. His genre of paintings, which eventually lead to chromolithographs (oleographs), has maintained a lasting effect on the Indian sensibility, making him the best-known classical painter of the modern era. This book is an account of Ravi Varma s traditional background and environment and the manner in which they related to the modernization of colonial India; his profession as an aristocratic itinerant painter, his royal patrons, his portraits and the analysis of his mythological and iconic paintings; his influence on the Indian mindset, the sources used by him and his controversial status from the late 19th century till today even while contemporary painters continue to be inspired by his art and his attitude. The book is lavishly illustrated with pictures taken from princely and private collections and museums. These also appear in the book among the works that have never been seen before, previously undisclosed maps, letters, photographs and other archival material.
A unique feature of this title is that it comes to the customer with a
choice of two splendid dust jackets—one showing the portrait of
Chamarajendra Wadiyar X, Maharaja of Mysore on the cover; the other with Damayanti from Ravi Varma's famous painting, The Swan Messenger.Customers should indicate their choice of cover at the time of placing
their order for the book.