A collage created from the work Bombay Singer (Bombay Songstress) that shows details and close ups of Ravi Varma's unique style and technique. Notice the transparency of the lady's saree, her blouse, its pattern and details are clearly visible from under the saree fabric.
Even the carpet below her feet has been painted in the most painstaking manner. The silk of the carpet is reflected though the sheen, the shine on the prayer utensils reflects light clearly. This technique of such minute detailing is unique to Varma's work.