Hosted by Raja Ravi Varma Foundation, a webinar by Parth Mitter. "Kerala and Guercino," I assumed about mysterious art connections between Kerala and the artist Guercino. "Do not take things literally," started prof Mitter and shared his observations and perceptions on Raja Ravi Varma paintings.
Through various paintings, Raja's work is explained. How mannerist art got evolved during Raja's times and how the brothers managed to get a lot of patronages by higher royal people. Few interesting stories and a few critical observations. The color complexion of faces. The attire and the influences of western art.
Mitter also shared few stories on how Raja took upon historic paintings during the Late 19th Century.