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Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma Vishwamitra and Menaka oil painting on canvas
Vishwamitra and Menaka
Painting ID::  95285
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Raja Ravi Varma Vishwamitra and Menaka oil painting on canvas



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  Raja Ravi Varma
  1848-1906, Indian painter. He was the most important and one of the earliest Indian artists of the 19th century to work in oil paints. The subjects of his paintings were often mythological, but they were produced in a European historicist style. He absorbed the influence of such French 19th-century academic painters as William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Gustave Boulanger and of Indian contemporary popular theatre, specializing in the type of mythological paintings that found favour with Indian rajas and British administrators. His successful exploitation (from 1894) of the lithographic reproduction of his paintings ensured, for the first time in India, that the work of an individual artist could reach a mass market.
  Vishwamitra and Menaka
  Raja Ravi Varma Date 1890(1890) Medium oil on canvas TTD

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