Ambika

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Details

Size: 21.5 x 15.5 inches (Framed)
Medium: Oleograph
Condition: Small chip under umbrella

Description

Ambika means 'dear mother'. It is one of the many names of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. The four armed goddess is portrayed here seated on a throne under an umbrella or 'chhatri' surrounded by several female attendants. Two of the women are seated at Ambika's feet playing musical instruments.
The oleograph has been printed at the Ravi Varma Press. The size of the artwork is 20" x 14", and with frame, it is 21.5" x 15.5". There is a small chip under the umbrella.
  • 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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