Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Ravi Varma

I came across these two posts about Ravi Varma, the first about the early influences of painters from Naik kingdoms who migrated to Kerala: Ravi Varma and Ramaswamy Naicker-The rivalry
and the Bombay phase and some of the faces which appeared in his paintings as well as the commercial aspects of his work Three muses... Both very readable and most of the material new to me and give some glimpses of life in Kerala as well as Bombay during those days. There may be more more posts in the blog about Ravi Varma. Ravi Varma faces were a part of our growing up since we saw them all the time on posters, calendars and pictures at home. It was so common place that I did not pay much attention to the phenomenon.

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