Raja Ravi Varma Current Affairs, GK & News

National Art Gallery to reopen in Chennai

The National Art Gallery in Chennai is to be reopened. It is an important component of the Egmore Museum in the city. It had been renovated at the cost of 11 crore INR by the Public Works Department. The restoration and conservation work was done under the guidance of the experts from the Archaeological Survey ..


Raja Ravi Varma's painting on Tilottama fetches over Rs.5 crore at New York auction

Renowned Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma’s untitled painting of Tilottama was sold for $795,000 (around Rs 5 crore) at Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary South Asian art auction in New York. The winning bid was made by anonymous private collector. Key Facts The 20 x 13 and quarter inch oil on canvas masterpiece was created by ..




Modern Indian Paintings – Raja Ravi Varma

The introduction of the Company style in the 18th and 19th centuries by the art schools, the Indian artist created works of art that were British in style but Indian in content. The discussion about the company style makes it clear that the artists painted in an Indo-European style using Western linear perspective, shading and ..


Nine artists whose work is art treasures

The Archaeological Survey of India had declared in 1976 and 1979, the works of the following nine artists “not being antiquities, to be art treasures, having regard to their artistic and aesthetic value.” Here is a brief introduction; sourced from the ASI website. 1976: Rabindranath Tagore, Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy and Nandalal Bose 1979: Raja ..