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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady

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Oil on Canvas
Artist Om Prakash Saini

2.6 ft x 3.7 ft
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This superb portrait of a lady, so life-like that she may get up and begin walking any moment, is a great work of art, which takes the viewing eye back to the portraitural grandeur of Raja Ravi Varma, the great master of the 19th century and one of the founders of the modern school of Indian art. A descendant of royal blood, Raja Ravi Varma, born in 1848 when miniature tradition, both Mughal and Rajasthani, was heading towards decay, gave to Indian art a new identity and led it to great heights. He was an academic artist who opted painting as a free-lance professional and was perhaps the greatest one of the modern India. He rendered portraits, portrait-based compositions and the mythological themes, but his portraits reveal the best of Raja Ravi Varma and his great art talent.

Rendered in oil in the tradition of Raja Ravi Varma on a canvas of 50 X 36 inch size this painting portrays a young lady sitting by a sea-beach. The painting is composed of a wholesome landscape besides the portrayed figure. The landscape is quite multifarious in perspectives, especially in depth and height, but despite the figure of the lady is neither lost nor merged in it. It on the contrary seems to float on its surface and reach the viewing eye to reciprocate it. Figure's realism and life-like vigour is unique. The portrayal is consonant not only to Indian light but also to her culture and life style. She has India's life way and culture deep rooted in her being, in her costume and customs, build and beauty, light and dreams of eyes, feelings on face and thought within. Her long hair, glass bangles, 'bindi' on forehead, traditional jewellery, bare feet, gracefully held saree and blouse with a laced sleeve and its high neck opening speak of traditional India. The real strength of Raja Ravi Varma's art style lies in this. He sought from Europe his realism, perspectives, dynamism, light and shade effects and vastness of canvas, that is, he borrowed from Europe his paintings' outer frame but imbued in it the essential India as its life and spirit.

Everything in the portrait is so simple but as much graceful and unique. The round face has been brilliantly balanced with prominent forehead, deep large eyes, sharp nose with a small ring with beads, receding chin supported by a patch of shaded light and shapely neck and fine lips. There is hardly anything extraordinary in her face, yet it is fascinatingly beautiful. Her enamelled ear-pendant of gold with frills of pearls and beads not only enhances the beauty of the face but also effectively conciliates the deep black of her hair with her deep pink complexion. Her beaded necklaces, both made of coral beads and of light blue stone, alike conciliate the deep blue of her velvet blouse with the shaded complexion of her neck. Her long hair binds her entire form and greatly adds to her beauty. The evening of the setting sun has coloured with darkness not only the ocean, sky, trees or terrain but has also dyed her maroon saree, each of its fold, with tints of darkness and has shaded her complexion to look different from what it actually was. With grace added to it this realistic portrait appears to be so above the reality.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture.

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