Raja Ravi Varma’s Goddess Laxmi 2 Postcards

There are two 1940s postcards of Goddess Laxmi based on the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma. Undoubtedly this Father of Modern Indian Art was no mundane painter. He was a prolific artist who breathed life into his paintings. They looked so very realistic that it is said that some of his paintings came alive. He was a self-taught artist his fingers seemed to have magical powers, how he created such life-like paintings is a wonder.

Before Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings of Gods and Goddesses, images of them were limited to temple art and sculptures. He transformed the whole scenario further by introducing lithograph pictures to Indian households from the 19th century. Depicted here are two postcards that are based on the paintings of this great master. Laxmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. She is the representation of goodness and generosity, Hindus look at her with great reverence and respect. The actual painting of Raja Ravi Varma’s Goddess Laxmi was done in 1890. Click on the photo for better view.

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Did you know- he was the first man credited with making the sari as we know it today.

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract.,  British Royal Field Artillery Belgaum – Old Photo.,   Cannon Accident Fort St George Madras, 1870 Print.,  Route Of The SMS Emden In WWI – Vintage Map 1930

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