Shree Radha Rukmini Krishna

by C G Ramanujam
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Size: 20.5 x 14.5 inches (Framed)
Medium: Oleograph
Condition: Tear and Water Stains at Bottom
Signature: Bottom Left
Year: 1925


The Ravi Varma Press allowed many artists to create designs and paintings which would be used to create oleographs, postcards and textile labels. One such artist who worked for the Ravi Varma Press was C G Ramanujam.
This oleograph by C G Ramanujam is from 1925, and depicts Lord Krishna with Radha, his eternal consort and Rukmini, his chief consort. The artwork, carrying the artist's signature and year, appears inspired by the Tanjore style of painting. It has undergone time related wear and tear, with water stains at the bottom and a tear at the bottom right.
  • ABOUT Oleographs

    Oleographs, also called chromolithographs, are multi-colour art prints, stemming from the process of lithography. Pioneered in the 1830s, the process of producing oleographs came into wide commercial use in the 1860s. The technique relied on using several woodblocks or stones with colours for printing, while hand-colouring remained an important aspect as well. Depending on the number of colours present, an oleograph could take months to produce by very skilled workers. Poor preservation and cheaper printing alternatives have made oleographs hard to find. Today, they are mainly used as fine art.

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