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Judith ventures Far South and Far East

21 Feb

Ravi Varma, “Judith,” 1873, oil on canvas, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

This is truly unique.  The only Judith painted by an artist from India.  From anywhere other than Europe. By the celebrated Indian artist, Ravi Varma – Koil Thampuran of Kilimanoor.

And it is a lovely example of Orientalism, with an Eastern view of a Western heroine.

Nice wallpaper, too.

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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Whorey

 

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