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Radha has played a vital role in many of Ravi Varma’s works. Deep research and analysis of the artist’s works on Radha actually reveal a sort of sequential distribution of the various moods in which he has painted her. This reproduction, which is an exemplar of the painting Radha Madhava, shows Radha in a wanton mood as she frolics on the banks of the river, in a state of partial undress, with her lover Krishna. The playful banter between the lovers is clearly visible through their expression and the life-like movement in the work, displaying the artist’s mastery over his medium of expression.

Details

  • Title: Radha Bilas
  • Creator: Ravi Varma Press
  • Date Created: 1890
  • Physical Dimensions: 35 x 50 cm
  • Type: Reproduction
  • Original Source: From the Sandeep & Gitanjali Maini Foundation
  • Rights: Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, Bengaluru
  • Medium: Print
  • Art Genre: Print
  • Labels and Inscriptions: Ravi Varma Press, Malavli, Lonavala
  • Creator's Lifetime: 1848-04-29/1906-10-02
  • Collection: Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, Bengaluru
  • About the Artist: Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906), India’s foremost artist, who took art to the masses, hailed from Kilimanoor, in the erstwhile state of Travancore. From a very young age, Ravi Varma, was drawn towards art, imbibing techniques from his uncle and mentor Raja Raja Varma and his mother, Umayamba Bayi, a poet in her own right. Varma was much sought after by the Royals and owing to his popularity and reputation, his spectacular and richly-textured works were prolific. His realistic portrayals of contemporary figures and interpretations of religious and mythological figures fetched him instant and enduring success, lifting his standing in the art world. If the Royals and his countrymen were in awe of this great talent, the international world was spellbound by his imagination and creativity. He ensured that art would be accessible to all, through reproductions of his paintings which were made available, and affordable to everyone.

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