This monograph was published to portray the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, who lived from 1848 to 1906 in India. It is written in the context of colonial India, and how this intersects with Varma's career as an aristocratic painter.

Varma was a pioneer in Indian painting that encompassed Indian mythological paintings utillising Western painting techniques of portraiture.

This monograph incorporates works that have not been seen prior to this publication, and also maps, letters, photographs and other archival material. Many artworks shown are those of portraits, one of Varma's specialties, depicted on both oil on canvas and watercolour on paper.
Access level

Onsite

author

Rupika CHAWLA

editor

Diana ROMANY

Location code MON.VAR3
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2014

No of pages

360

ISBN / ISSN

9788189995089

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph

Chapter headings
Private Lives and the Turn of the Century
The Itinerant Varma Brothers
Cities and States
Exploring the Source
Themes and Preoccupations
The Image Moves on
A Century Looks Back
Painting the Canvas
Raja Ravi Varma: Painter of Colonial India
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Raja Ravi Varma: Painter of Colonial India

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