Vishwamitra and Menaka - III

by Vasudeo Pandya
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Size: 25 x 19 inches (Framed)
Medium: Oleograph
Condition: Good condition


Vishwamitra was a respected rishi, or sage in ancient India. Lord Indra, frightened by his powers, sent a beautiful celestial nymph named Menaka from heaven to earth, to lure him and break his meditation. Menaka successfully incited Vishwamitra, and Shakuntala, their daughter was born.
This artwork by Vasudeo Pandey was printed in Germany.
  • 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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