Raja Ravi Varma’s specialty denotes a notable turn in the advancement of Indian present-day craftsmanship and Indian craftsmen, toward the start of the development for Indian Independence. His paintings still considered in 10 most famous paintings in India.
Ravi Varma’s works, which joined the utilization of oil as a medium and an unmistakably European style of authenticity, affected different craftsmen and formed another view of “Indian Art”. This occurred at once in Indian history when an “advanced and dynamic India” was the call of the day. Conceived in Kilimanoor, Kerala, in 1848 to a royal family, Ravi Varma was taught as a court craftsman in Trivandrum. Through the 1860’s he kept on examining and work in Travancore where other court painters, for example, Ramaswamy Naicker of the Tanjore School initially embraced oil as a medium. In 1866, Ravi Varma was hitched to Maharani Lakshmibai’s sister of the Travancore regal family and was permitted to utilize the title, ‘Koil Tampuran’ since he was not a “full Raja” which he has recorded on a portion of his works. (source: Maharaja Fatesingh Museum Trust, Dr. Ratan Parimoo) Just two or after three years, his persuasions originated from a chance to watch European picture craftsman, Theodore Jensen, at work, which probably provoked Ravi Varma to build up his own style. This one of a kind style joined a European naturalism and authenticity, with unmistakably Indian fanciful topics. The distinctive factor, be that as it may, was Ravi Varma’s portrayal of legendary figures in a characteristic human-style as opposed to the customary powerful symbolism used to pass on divine beings, goddesses, and their fantasies or stories. Ravi Varma’s weighty work lay in his style of workmanship, yet additionally in his effect on different specialists and authorities. Over the 1870s and 1880s, he was appointed for a few pictures, took an interest in presentations, and got a few honors. In any case, it was after Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad welcomed Ravi Varma to Baroda and turned into his most noteworthy benefactor, that Ravi Varma picked up in distinction. His work included pictures of individuals from regal Indian families, outside dignitaries, and British pilgrim authorities. Through this time, he was helped by his sibling, Raja Varma, who dedicated his life to working with Ravi Varma. Raja Ravi Varma’s work reports recorded connections and occasions, to a great extent through a direct picture. In 1892, Ravi Varma started his own press in Bombay, where he made shading propagations of his own work and broadened his range. This did in actuality permit him to get one of the most productive craftsmen of his time. Raja Ravi Varma has had numerous noteworthy presentations, both in India and universally. In any case, he initially was in Madras, where he submitted “Nair lady with Jasmine bloom in her hair” and won the Governor’s, Gold Medal. From that point, he proceeded to paint for a few of the imperial families in India and for pioneer and regal guests from England. Raja Ravi Varma had died in Kilimanoor, his origination, on October 2, 1906.