Chromolithographs by Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma started a printing press at Mumbai in 1894 for re-printing his art work using chromolithographic techniques. Images are painted to a stone plate with grease based crayon and chemicals and transferred to paper layer by layer. Each color is separately drawn onto a new stone and applied to images. These prints were mainly of Hindu Gods and Goddesses from Mahabharata and Ramayana.

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