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Raja Ravi Varma - The Great Indian Painter

"Raja Ravi Varma(1848-1906): He achieved recognition for his depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. His exposure in the west came when he won the first prize in Vienna Art Exhibition in 1873. His paintings are the best examples of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques of European academic art. He is generally considered as one among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art" from Jothi S. Themozhi

I'm so happy I found this aprox. 5 minute film of all of Raja Ravi Varma on YouTube!

Have you seen the movie of his life "Before the Brush Dropped"?

"By establishing a lithographic press in Mumbai, he merged Art and industry for the first time, thereby becoming the father of modem mass communication in India. He made his art understandable and affordable to both the royalty and the laity"

"Before the Brush Dropped" can be seen in its entirety at Babelgum.

http://www.babelgum.com/105836/before-the-brush-dropped.html