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9 facts about Raja Ravi Varma

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By Gwylym Owen

Raja Ravi Varma (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) was an Indian painter and artist. He is considered along with the greatest painters in the archives of Indian art. His works are one of the best examples of the amalgamation of European academic art later a purely Indian sensibility and iconography. Additionally, he was notable for making affordable lithographs of his paintings affable to the public, which greatly enhanced his achieve and distress as a painter and public figure. His lithographs increased the involvement of common people with Good arts and defined artistic tastes in the midst of common people. Furthermore, his religious depictions of Hindu deities and works from Indian epic poetry and Puranas have received rarefied acclaim. He was share of the royal family of erstwhile Parappanad, Malappuram district.

Raja Ravi Varma was next door to related to the royal family of Travancore of present-day Kerala own up in India. Later in his life, two of his granddaughters were adopted into that royal family, and their descendants comprise the totality of the present royal associates of Travancore, including the latest three Maharajas (Balarama Varma III, Marthanda Varma III and Rama Varma VII).[citation needed]

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