Cart (0)
Digital Cart (0)

Add Another Item

Add Another Item

Add Another Item

Add Another Item

You can't compare with the above items. (Clear all items in the Compare list)

The Painter : A Life of Ravi Varma (English)

★★★★★ ★★★★★
Author: Deepanjana Pal
Language: English
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Random House India

Also available as:

eBook - Rs. 281

What is an eBook[?]

Available Instantly

Rs. 395 25% OFF
Rs. 296

Sold by

WS Retail 4.3 / 5
84% positive feedback (3,951,036) ratings)
  • 5 star
  • 4 star
  • 3 star
  • 2 star
  • 1 star
Buy with confidence when you see the 'Flipkart Advantage' badge. Products tagged with the Flipkart Advantage badge are quality checked, stocked and shipped by Flipkart. They are also backed by our Friendly Returns Policy, which allows for 30 Day Returns. Expedited delivery options such as Same Day/In-a-Day Guarantee Delivery are an added bonus. Read More

* Shipments from locations where relevant permissions have been obtained.

Out of Stock!
This item is Out of Stock!
Notify me when this product is in Stock:
Thank you, for your interest in The Painter : A Life of Ravi Varma (English) (Hardcover). You will be Notified by Email when it becomes available.

The Painter : A Life of Ravi Varma (English) (Hardcover) Price: Rs. 296

On April 29, 1848, in a small estate in Travancore, was born a boy destined to become more famous than the ruler of his kingdom. His uncle, noticing his precocious talent at art, took the teenager to the royal court at the invitation of the king to learn painting there. Ravi Varma?s debut was to come seven years later when a Danish painter arrived in court to paint the Maharaja and his wife. The twenty-year-old boldly upstaged the experienced artist, presenting the king with a more

flattering painting of the royal couple at the same time as the official portrait was unveiled. Jensen, the painter, never forgave Ravi Varma, but for the young man there was no looking back. His reputation grew with each painting. For the first time, an Indian artist was using the realism and sensuality of the European oil painters and applying them to not just ordinary Indians, but to the deities as well. The artist-prince became India?s first celebrity painter. The lines to see his exhibition of mythological paintings in Bombay in 1890?the first public showing by any Indian artist?were endless; the prices he commanded were astronomical; then, when he started his own printing press, producing oleographs of his work, Raja Ravi Varma became a household name. Soon, every home had a Ravi Varma print. For the first time, comes a

beautifully told, gripping account of Ravi Varma: the man who was the darling of the royal courts, but who hardly gave his own wife and children any time; the nobleman who took the revolutionary step of being an artist, yet who insisted on using the false title of raja; and the idealistic entrepreneur who bankrupted himself running a printing press, yet whose dream of bringing art to the masses became a reality. Blending fact with imagination, writing with wit and lyricism, Deepanjana Pal takes you into the life of an extraordinary man and brings him vividly alive.

About The Author
Deepanjana Pal studied at St. Stephen?s College, Delhi, and the University of Warwick. She currently works with Time Out Mumbai and writes on art and literature.

Specifications of The Painter : A Life of Ravi Varma (English) (Hardcover)

Book Details
Publisher Random House India
ISBN-10 8184000642
Edition 1stEdition
Number of Pages 256 Pages
Publication Year 2009
Language English
ISBN-13 9788184000641
Binding Hardcover
Author Info Deepanjana Pal studied at St. Stephen?s College, Delhi, and the University of Warwick. She currently works\nwith Time Out Mumbai and writes on art and literature.
Author Deepanjana Pal

Please Note: All products sold on Flipkart are brand new and 100% genuine



Loading ...