Lakshmi - VI

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Details

Medium: Oleograph (Decorated)
Press: Ravi Varma Press Malavli-Lonavla
Size: 22.5 x 16.5 inches (Framed)

Description

Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth and prosperity. The wife and shakti of Lord Vishnu, she is depicted with four arms, holding the lotus flower in two of them. She is seen here, seated on a lotus, and an elephant is seated beside her.
This oleograph of Goddess Lakshmi is dressed elaborately with sequins, fabric and beads, increasing the beauty of the deity. Delicate threadwork is done on the garland. There is some time-related discolouration seen on the artwork.
  • 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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