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.
Ravi Varma presented his goddesses in a manner to convey their pan – national identity at a time when foreign rule was being questioned in India.
Urvashi and King Pururavas a very famous painting by the Indian master Raja Ravi Varma, Urvashi, was an apsara in Indras court, got bored of the heavens and along with her friends came down to earth to enjoy the difference. She preferred the life of earth with its emotions and turmoil to the ever-happy life of heavens
Though small in size, this oleograph holds its own beautifully. Stunning decorative work, a beautiful face, has an advertisement as well!
Size: 15 x 10.5"
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