National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS): Literary, Arts and Heritage Fourm organized a lecture and discussion on “Raja Ravi Varma: An Everlasting Imprint” by Ganesh V. Shivaswamy. The event was curated by Dr. Deepti Navaratna, Raman Pai Chair Professor, NIAS. The session was moderated and chaired by Professor Sharada Srinivasan, NIAS.
The event was held at the J.N. Tata Auditorium, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bengaluru on July, 19, 2023.
KHAKI Labs, Mumbai organized a talk titled “Shaping of the Artist – Exploring Raja Ravi Varma.”
This talk explored the first of the six-volume book series Raja Ravi Varma: An Everlasting Imprint by Ganesh V. Shivaswamy. It was conducted on July 15, 2023.
Raja Ravi Varma – Art and its engagement with society.
The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Chennai chapter and Sujatha Shankar organized a talk on the social imprint of the artist’s legacy. The talk took place on July 1, 2023.
The Chennai Launch and Illustrated Lecture.
The C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and the Madras Book Club organized the Chennai launch of the first volume of the book series Raja Ravi Varma: An Everlasting Imprint. This was followed by an illustrated lecture on the book. This lecture took place on June 30, 2023.
The Kilimanoor Palace Trust organized the 175th birth anniversary celebrations of the artist at the Kilimanoor Palace on April 29, 2023. The function was inaugurated by Shri. Arif Mohammad Kahn, the Hon’ble Governor of Kerala. Ganesh V. Shivaswamy tendered the keynote address at the event.
Sree Chitra Art Gallery (Department of Museums and Zoos, Government of Kerala) organized a gallery walk exploring the collection of the gallery in the context of the book series- Raja Ravi Varma: An Everlasting Imprint.
The gallery walk was conducted on April 28, 2023 and was live-streamed on Facebook.
Book Launch – Raja Ravi Varma: An Everlasting Imprint
The Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru organized the Bengaluru book launch and a conversation between the author and Shilpa Vijayakrishnan. The conversation took place on April 12, 2023.
Department of Art History & Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and the IGNCA, Regional Center Vadodara.
The MSU, Baroda organized a lecture by Ganesh V Shivaswamy titled “A Lawyer’s take on art – the Raja Ravi Varma example”. This lecture took place on April 11, 2023.
Exploring the book series – Raja Ravi Varma: An Everlasting Imprint
The Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), Regional Center Vadodara organized a symposium with Gayatri Sinha, Art Critic and Founder of the Critical Collective; Ganesh V. Shivaswamy, Advocate and Author of the book series and Sharan Apparao, Founder of the Apparao Galleries, Chennai. They presented a overarching view of the book series. The conversation took place on April 10, 2023.
APPARAO GALLERIES, CEHNNAI – Music & Dance in the Raja Ravi Varma oeuvre.
Sharan Apparao organized a talk by Ganesh V Shivaswamy to explore the association of music and dance in the works of Raja Ravi Varma. This lecture took place on December 28, 2022.
Raja Ravi Varma Utsav– Varna, 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 Evolution of a Popular Aesthetic: From Raja Ravi Varma to Raghuvir Mulgaonkar
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.