Vishnu - 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.
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.
Vishnu is one of the most important Hindu deities along with Shiva and Brahma. He is seen here riding on his vahana (vehicle), the mythical bird Garuda with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi on either side.
This carries his signature at the bottom , has an advertisement as well!
Size: 20 x 15.5 Inches
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