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Ravi Varma's Paintings Are Alive But What About The Missing One?

Ravi Varma Paintings recreated but can it stop the sale of an original? Twelve original paintings of the celebrated Indian Painter, worth crores of rupees, reportedly missing from the government-owned art gallery in Thiruvananthapuram, are yet to be found. one painting has also been up for sale.

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Amidst some missing paintings, Chennai based Photographer G. Venketram has recreated Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings for his 2020 Calendar, Naam.

Raja Ravi Varma's paintings recreated for G. Venketram's Calendar 2020, Naam.

in fact, the missing painting out of the recreated ones is being sold 20 lakh Rupees. The owners claim that the painting - Lady holding fruits in a plate is a work of Raja Ravi Varma who is often regarded as the first modern Indian artist due to his ability to reconcile Western aesthetics with Indian iconography.

The painting like the below-recreated ones breathes life and expresses more than what the canvas was meant to be. 

A Chennai based celebrity photographer, G. Venketram has now recreated twelve of his paintings featuring south Indian actresses like Khushboo, Nadia, Samantha Akkineni, Shruti Hassan and many more for his calendar 2020, Naam. Not only do all the actresses look breathtakingly beautiful, but also the photographer has done full justice to the paintings by recreating them to the extent of having the exact same costumes, jewelry, accessories, sets, poses, sceneries, and even pets.
Raja Ravi Varma modeled Hindu Goddesses and Indian Women, whom he considered very beautiful. His most noted works include his depiction of the episode of Dushyanta and Shakuntala and Nala and Damayanti, from the Mahabharata. All the 12 recreations of Raja Ravi Varma's Paintings have a link to the missing picture which is the owners claim to be theirs and in their possession and will be soon sold to the wrong hands. 

You need to take a look at the recreated ones to understand why these possessions are beyond a fixed price tag and sale of the missing painting can be averted.

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of Maharani Lakshmi Bayi who became the senior rani of Travancore portrayed by Chamundeshwari, a beneficiary at Naam #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Prakruthi Ananth @prakatwork Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of Rani Chimnabai 1 after whom Lakshmi Vilas palace in Tanjore is named, portrayed by @lakshmimanchu #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Neeta Lulla @neeta_lulla Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of a royal woman from Kerala inspired by Ravi Varma’s style, portrayed by Lissy Lakshmi #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Neeta Lulla @neeta_lulla Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of a maharashtrian lady after a temple visit, portrayed by @khushsundar #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Neeta Lulla @neeta_lulla Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma This painting reflects the private lives of women from different social backgrounds, portrayed by Nadia #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Samantha Jagan @samanthajagan Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Kadambari, a portrait of a modern, intellectual Bengali lady, portrayed by Priyadarshini Govind. #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Neeta Lulla @neeta_lulla Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of Rani of Kurupam, portrayed by @shrutzhaasan #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Prakruthi Ananth @prakatwork Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Damayanti listens in rapt attention to the tales of Nala from the swan, portrayed by @meramyakrishnan #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Prakruthi Ananth @prakatwork Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma ‘There comes papa’ portrait of Ravi Varma’s daughter Mahaprabha, portrayed by @shobana_danseuse #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Portrait of a high minded woman, the Rani of Pudukottai, portrayed by @aishwaryarajessh #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Prakruthi Ananth @prakatwork Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma Radha in moonlight, portrayed by @shrutzhaasan #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Prakruthi Ananth @prakatwork Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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G Venket Ram - Calendar 2020 for Naam - Recreating Raja Ravi Varma An expectant mother holding a fruit symbolic of a new life, portrayed by @samantharuthprabhuoffl #naamct #gvenketram #gvenketramphotography #recreatingrajaravivarma #gappigopi #rajaravivarma The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Credits: Concept: Suhasini Maniratnam @suhasinihasan & G Venket Ram @venketramg for Naam Charitable Trust Photography: G Venket Ram @venketramg Post-production: Disha Shah @disha_dee Styling: Amritha Ram @amritha.ram Make-up & Hair: Sadhna Singh @sadhnasingh1 @koduruamarnath Calendar Design: Padmaja Venket Ram @padmajav Jewellery courtesy: @princejewelleryindia @jozzspprince . Event PR: @theglassbox.chennai @supriya0913 @sonalikuruvilla Launch: The Folly, @amethystchennai . #rajaravivarmapainting #calendar2020 #calendar #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #photographyislife #lensculture

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