Articles written by Ganesh Shivaswamy on Raja Ravi Varma
“A Legal Legacy.” An article written for the second edition of the two-volume Iconic Masterpieces published by the Delhi Art Gallery (DAG). This article discussed the first commissioned portrait of the family of Kizhakkepalat Krishna Menon (Kizhakkepat Ramakrishna Menon) painted by Ravi Varma in 1870.
“The Indian Eve.” An article written for the two-volume Iconic Masterpieces published by the Delhi Art Gallery (DAG). It explored Ravi Varma’s ability to amalgamate not only Western and Indian aesthetics but also ideology.
“Finding Frenny.” This article written for Parsiana was an investigative exploration into the models of the artist. Was the friend, Frenny as portrayed in the movie Rang Rasiya a real or reel life person?