Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Ravi Varma - The unique Indian artist

I did not know much about Raja Ravi Varma except, that he was a artist and that he was famous among artists until I recently read this article in Reader's Digest.

An excerpt from the article:
NO OTHER Indian artist blazed as many trails as Raja Ravi Varma. He was the first Indian to master perspective, the first to use human models to depict Hindu gods and goddesses, the first to make his work available not just to the rich but to ordinary people too. The immense popularity of his work also made this deeply pious aristocrat the first Indian artist to become well known — before him painters were largely anonymous.

Read the full article and view his great paintings in the link.

Reader's Digest