Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Raja Ravi Verma

I like the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma (1848 - 1906)I have selected a few
on the theme of motherhood




Varma, (Malayalam: രാജാ രവി വര്‍മ ) (April 29, 1848- October 2, 1906) was an Indian painter from the princely state of Travancore who achieved recognition 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.
Varma is most remembered for his paintings of beautiful sari clad women, who were portrayed as very 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 generally considered as one among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art.
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15 Fertilize my soul:

Paresh Palicha said...

Very good collection sister

Amrita said...

Yeah a great painter from Kerala. I recently found out he was from Travancore. I somehow thought he was a Punjabi

LisaShaw said...

Those are very nice portraits. Wow!

I received your message and I prayed for Mom Hazel. Please keep me posted.

Bless you dear sister in Christ.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Amrita:)

I was astonished to see Ravi Varma painting as your header photo. Very stunning.

The other photos on motherhood themes are also fantastic.

His paintings are very popular and you can find them in homes,hotels and many other places in Kerala.

The detailed write up provided by you is very interesting.

Have a nice day Amrita:)
Joseph

Sita said...

Loved the header painting, Amrita...
Hope you and Mom are continuing to recover well...take care..
Love, Sita

Annette said...

what beautiful pictures! Hows your Mom doing? Thank you for stopping by it's always a pleasure...It's nice weather now, but last week end it wasn't 107 on Saturday, and I think 105 Sunday....ICK!!!!!
Hugs~
Annette

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
You display of art is stunning.
Raja Ravi Verma must be an artist depicting India in an international way.
No problem admiring or understanding his sublime paintings.
Thanks for bringing him to our attention.
He certainly desrve a braod audience.

Apropos mother & daughter I hope things are working out fine for your mother.

Best wishes from Felisol

Gerry said...

Yes, these are beautiful paintings. I thought the Indian dancers on the Superdancer show emceed by Flatley, the Irish step dancer, were so beautiful, graceful, and different. I try to see the art of all different cultures as much as I can, so thanks for posting these. I love the big painting, too Gerry

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What a stunning artistic vision he had.

Brit said...

Beautiful! Really!'Have a blessed weekend!:-)

tikno said...

Thank you for this post. It's makes me know of a great painter from your country.

David said...

i can see why you like this artist so much

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Thanks for sharing! It's too bad over here you have to take a specialized art history class to learn anything about 'non-western' art. As if Europe was the only place art was ever made. Sigh!

Buttercup said...

These are lovely. Thanks for sharing. Continuing prayers for your mother and aunt.

Terry said...

oh amrita...they are beautiful!
indian ladies are so pretty with their long hair and their sweet smiles....just stunning!...love terry

ps that is why we call you our indian princess!