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Oleography

Oleography refers to the method of reproducing an oil painting on paper in such a manner that the exact colors and brushstrokes textures are duplicated. It is also called litho-printing (stone printing) and requires as many litho-stones as there are colors and tones in a painting. Raja Ravi Varma started his Lithographic Press in 1894 in Bombay. Until, the Raja Ravi Varma used oleography in his prints, it was used for gaudy ‘calendar art’ and commodity packaging.

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