Raja Ravi Varma
(29 April 1848 – 5 October 1906) was an Indian painter and artist from the princely state of Travancore (presently in southern Kerala & some parts of Tamil Nadu) who achieved recognition for his paintings depicting scenes from Indian literature and mythology including the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art and his paintings are considered to be among the best examples of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques of European academic art. Varma’s paintings portrayed sari-clad women in graceful manner, which became an important motif of that time, reproductions being found in many homes.
These are some amazing master pieces of the Man.
The Lady with the Lamp.
The Maharastrian Lady
Lady with fruits
Raja Ravi Varma is also well known for the introduction of Calendar Art of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Below are few paintings of his on the above mentioned subject.