Raja Ravi Varma, 1848-1906, was an Indian painter who achieved recognition for his oil paintings depicting scenes from Indian literature including the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. He is considered among the greatest masters of Indian art and Raja Ravi Varma paintings are among the best examples of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques of European academic art. Varma works portrayed sari-clad women in graceful manner, reproductions being found in many homes. The Government of Kerala has instituted an award called "Raja Ravi Varma Puraskaram".
One of the most popular Indian painters of all time was Raja Ravi Varma, and his oil paintings were on another level. He often used his art to speak on social issues or to even fuse new styles into his own. Raja Ravi Varma paintings are celebrated for both being innovative and powerful, as he captured Indian sensibility like no other artist before him could. His most coveted paintings are considered the most personal, like the ones of his daughter, son, and wife or even in laws. Galleries have been dedicated to his genius, with paintings like Ladies in the Moonlight, Saraswati and Galaxy of Musicians bringing a lot of honor to his name. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.