Lectures and Symposia

Raja Ravi Varma UtsavVarna, Rekha and Sangita

The Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, Regional Center Vadodara organized a three day utsav celebrating the artist’s legacy between April 15 to 18, 2022. This was organized under the umbrella of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and was supported by the Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, Vadodara, the Lukshmi Vilas Palace and the Kalabhavan of the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara.

Ganesh Shivaswamy delivered a lecture titled “Music and Dance in the Raja Ravi Varma oeuvre” on April 17, 2022.

SAFFRONART – Dialogues in Art: Raja Ravi Varma’s Draupadi Vastraharan

Saffronart CEO Dinesh Vazirani discuss the significance of this painting in Ravi Varma’s oeuvre, along with Ganesh V Shivaswamy.

The Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru, as a part of its ongoing theme, Art (is) Life organized a webinar exploring the dimensions of the Ravi Varma image on the popular aesthetic. The webinar was held on January 9, 2021.

The talk generated an article titled “The Unique Feminine Aesthetic of Popular Art” by Krittika Kumari.

114th Death Anniversary of Raja Ravi Varma

Dr Githa U. Badikillaya, Founder Trustee of Destination Heritage and Ganesh Shivaswamy discussed the legacy of the artist. This was a webinar conducted on October 2, 2020.

Raja Ravi Varma – the Cult(ural) legacy

Artflute, Bangalore explored the relevance of Ravi Varma’s works in the contemporary context. The symposium was conducted at the Bangalore International Center (BIC) on October 20, 2019.