Raja Ravi Varma By E M J Venniyoor, Book
Title – Raja Ravi Varma.
Author – E M J Venniyoor
Publisher – Government of Kerala
Raja Ravi Varma, only a few may be unaware of this greatest artist of India. EMJ Venniyoor the author is an old hand on the works of Raja Ravi Varma. He first brought out the book on the artist probably in 1981. He was the Director, Museums And Zoos And Art Gallery in Trivandrum (now Thiruvananthapuram). The art gallery referred to is the Sree Chitra Art Gallery. It houses a unique collection of art by Raja Ravi Varma.
Some of the other famous artist’s works include Nicholas Roerich, Svetoslav Roerich, Jamini Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, etc. Raja Ravi Varma in his lifetime had a great desire to open an art gallery for his paintings. He had at times suggested this to the sovereigns of Travancore but for some reason, it was overlooked. However, it was opened in 1935 by then current Maharaja Chitra Thirunal. This book on Raja Ravi Varma By E M J Venniyoor gives a guide on the life and times of this great artist of India. Click on the photo for better view.
From the collection – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#14)., India’s Farewell to British Army In 1948, Old Photo., Fishing Boats At Chowpatty Bombay, 1900 Postcard., The Terror of Madras, German ship Emden WWI 1914.