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Raja Ravi Varma was born in 1848, in a princely family in Killimanoor, near Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala. Ravi Varma is considered a pioneer in the development of the Weastern style of Indian painting, by his use of canvas and oils and by the introduction of perspective andnatural form in contrast with the highlynstylized techniques of traditional Indian painters. Ravi Varma took his subjects from Hindu gods and goodesses,  Ranlegendry kings and queen and were instantly popular with a large section of society. Ravi Varma died in 1906, but he left behind a legacy of paintings which form an important landmark in the history of Indian paintings

CCVO46 - Vishwamitra and Meneka an people from the Hindu epi. the Ramayana Vishwamitra though born a Kashtriya (worrior) sought acceptance by the Brahmins (priest caste) throughintense penance. Alarmed at this the gods sent the lovely nymph Mebaka ti seduce him . Ten years passed before Vishwamitra realized his mistake. Ashamed at his passion be gently send ber away and resumed at his penance with grater severity and success.

CCVO47- Victory of Indrajit an episode from the Hindu epic the Ramayana. When Ravana attached Swarga the beaven of Load Indra his son Megha manda accompanied him. Meghanada fought so valiantly that Indra himselt was forced to intervene. Megha nada by using a magical cherm made himself invisible and took Indra as prisoner to Lanka. Load Bhabma sough the release of India by conferring on Megha nada the title of Indrajit conqueror of India but Meghanada Insisted on the boom of immmortality in exchange for his prisover.

CCV48- Rama Vanquishing the Ocean an episode from the Hindu epic the Ramayana. Rama praised to Varuna Lord of the Oceans that the dea be mede shallow and calm to assist him in his conquest of Lanka.Varuna is unresponsive. Furious Rama threatens to vanquish the sea with his weapons Agniyastra. Varuna emerges accompanied by the Reverse Ganga and Sindhu. He explains that the laws of Nature were created so that the elements follow their own course.

CC VO50- Lady Musicians The painting portray woman from different regoin of India dressed in communal arrire. A variety of Indian instruments are depicted. These are from left to right the veena the viiolin the sitar and the saranagi. In the foreground on the right is a ghazal singer who renders Urdu verses in to song.

CCV051 - Arjuna and Subhadra an episode from the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. Arjuna the Pandava prince bears of the great of Subhadra the sister of  King Balarama and Lord Krishna. It had been decided by Balarama that Subhadra be offered in marriage to Duryodhana, the Kaurava prince. Undaunted Arjuna resoves to win ber love. Disguised as a sanyasi(bermit) Arjuna goes to the kingdom of Balarama. The king invites bim to the palace where Subhadra sees him. she is immediately attracted by the handsome sanyasi. They meet in secret to pledge their love.