Marquee Collection# 58 September 19, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Raja Ravi Varma, Travancore, Vienna Art Exhibition of 1873
Q. Identify this famous painter.
Ans.: Raja Ravi Varma, was from the princely state of Travancore who achieved recognition as a painter for his depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. His paintings are considered to be among the best examples of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques of European academic art.
He is remembered for his paintings of beautiful sari-clad women, who were portrayed as shapely and graceful. His exposure in the west came when he won the first prize in the Vienna Art Exhibition in 1873. Raja Ravi Varma died in 1906 at the age of 58. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. Read more here.