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Raja Ravi Varma
Painter of Colonial India

by Rupika Chawla

A lavishly illustrated book on the master painter who had a lasting influence on India.
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Category: Art, Biography, Painting, Reference
Tags: colonial art, mythological art, Ravi Varma, Kerala
 
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241 x 292 mm | 9.5 x 11.5 in
Hardcover | 360 pages
436 colour illustrations
ISBN:
978-81-89995-08-9 (Mapin)
978-0-944142-41-7 (Grantha)?
 
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Table of contents

Author's Note  

Chapter 1: Private Lives and the Turn of the Century

Chapter 2: The Itinerant Varma Brothers

Chapter 3: Cities and States  

Chapter 4: Exploring the Source

Chapter 5: Themes and Preoccupations

Chapter 6: The Image Moves On

Chapter 7: A Century Looks Back

Chapter 8: Painting the Canvas

Notes                            

Index
 

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Description

Ravi Varma (1848–1906) 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 how they related to the modernization of colonial India, as well as his profession as an aristocratic itinerant painter. Lavishly illustrated with images taken from princely and private collections, and museums, the book includes works that have never been seen before: previously undisclosed maps, letters, photographs and other archival material.

 
About the Author
Rupika Chawla is a conservator of paintings who has restored several Ravi Varma art works. She is also a curator, and imparts training in conservation. She has written extensively on contemporary Indian art.

Additional Information

A unique feature of this title is that it comes to the customer with a choice of two splendid dust jackets [shown here]. Customers should indicate their choice of cover [Male/Female] at the time of placing the order.

Reprinting in 2012.

 

 
 

Praise

"Rupika Chawla's lavishly produced book is not a heavy academic tome. In style and substance, it is hugely engaging, carrying its scholarship with a remarkable lightness of grace."
India Today

"...rich in information and there are many insights awaiting the careful reader."
The Hindu

 

 

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