Madhav Radha- Oleograph by Raja Ravi Varma
Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) created his oleographs so that the images of his paintings would be seen by as many people as possible. Ravi Varma had a printing press in Malavali, near Lonavala where his oleographs were made. This is before the time when off-set printing was introduced. The oleograph sheet picked up different colors from 17 to 18 lithograph stones, through a resist method of catching the colors. This was the way the oleographs were made. They were also called Chroma lithographs.
Utterly charming and unique, these oleographs can add grace to the walls of your home or make meaningful presents for loved ones.
Lord Krishna and Radha have been erotically portrayed by innumerable artists over centuries. Both lover and beloved love and need each other equally. Lord Krishna loves and needs his devotee Radha as much as she does. Their love play in Ravi Varma’s oleograph is representative of the mutual love shared between the two.
Not an easy oleograph to find, it is signed by Ravi Varma and is a unique piece for your walls.
Size: 17.5” x 22.5”
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