Ten-Second Takeaway

Get set to marvel at a rare collection of 131 artworks by the celebrated painter, Raja Ravi Varma, at National Gallery of Modern Art’s upcoming exhibition.

Unseen Art

Coming to town in July is a one-of-its-kind exhibition that will showcase a rare collection of 131 original lithographs by Raja Ravi Varma, considered to be one of the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. This includes works the artist himself did not get to see in print as most of these lithographs were printed after his demise {in 1906}. Entitled ‘Raja Ravi Varma – Royal Lithography and Legacy’, it is probably one of the biggest displays of his work and is an endeavour of city-based Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation {set up by Bharani Thirunal Rukmini Bayi Varma, a sixth generation member of the artist’s family}. Apart from the lithographs, which will be on display with a curatorial note, the five-week exhibition will also include lithostones, paints, and other objects of Ravi Varma.

This story first appeared in The Hindu. Read the full story here.

Featured image for representational purpose: Wikimedia

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