Digital Sketch inspired by Raja Ravi Varma

〰️➿ TRUE, SISTERS. THE GREAT HENRI MATISSE WOULD HAVE POSSIBLY PRAISED THIS WORK. HIS LINES HAVE A PERFECT HARMONY, LIKE HE USED PRACTISED.

Stories by Shivangi

This quick digital art of an Indian lady is inspired by one of the works of the iconic painter Raja Ravi Varma, considered among the greatest painters of India. He pioneered a new movement in Indian art by setting up a lithographic press to mass-produce copies of his works.

I believe two major reasons behind the massive success of the artist (as compared to contemporaries like Pestonjee Bomanji, Rustom Siodia, and MV Dhurandar), was first, he created a beautiful version of his sitters (especially females) with large pensive and expressive eyes, full lips and curvy figures. And second, he reached the masses by creating prints of his works.

But during his lifetime, all was not hunky-dory as he was criticized several times by art reviewers. Interestingly, he was criticized for adopting Western Realism in his paintings and color choices. His works were termed ‘calendar art’ and he suffered the wrath…

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  1. janicetv

    Thats a beautiful paint

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