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.
Shiv Parivar includes Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha on Mount Kailash with Nandi. Together they symbolize the unity of a family, members of which though different and unique, still love each other and live in eternal Harmony.
The oleograph has a bold Ravi Varma signature as well.
Size: 16.5” x 22”
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