Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Art and Architecture > Architecture > The Veena Player (Looking at Art - Raja Ravi Varma)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Veena Player (Looking at Art - Raja Ravi Varma)
Pages from the book
The Veena Player (Looking at Art - Raja Ravi Varma)
Look Inside the Book
Description
About The Book

LOOKING AT ART leads children into the world and sensibilities of some of India's finest artists - contemporary, traditional and folk. It is an engaging introduction to art and the artist through story, memoir and biography, as well as a valuable resource for the understanding of art. Covering diverse forms of visual expression, it gives Young readers a wider and more inclusive idea of art.

THE VEENA PLAYER is one of a set of four books by Anjali Raghbeer featuring contemporary artists form four different parts of India Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy, Ravi Varma and Maqbool Fida Husain.

A damaged painting is like a body without a soul, Aunty Prima tells Valsa, when they set about restoring an old painting by Ravi Varma. As they remover the layers of dust, Valsa hears a delicate caugh. Does it come from the paintings? A Charming story of friendship between young Valsa and the veena players, which weaves in nuances of Ravi Varma's art style and pays tribute to his skill in painting lifelike portraits.

 

About The Author

RAVI VARMA was born in 1848 in Killimanoor in Kerala. A naturally gifted artist, he mastered the art of oil painting during his stay at the maharaja of Travancore's palace at Thiruvananthapuram, where he was exposed to European art.

He rose to fame with his painting, Nair Lady at the Toilet, which won the Governor's Gold Medal at an exhibition in Madras and another medal at an international exhibition in Vienna, both in 1873.

Sought after as a portrait painter by the country's ruling elite, Ravi Varma also produced a series of paintings based on mythology. His depictions of Hindu deities are immensely popular even today. To reach his art to everyone, he set up the Lithographic Press in Mumbai in 1894 which produced prints of his paintings.

He was conferred the title of 'Kaiser-i-Hind' in 1904 by British Viceroy Lord Curzon. He died soon after, in 1906.

Anjali Raghbeer specialised in business with an MBA from the London Business School, UK. But she had always yearned to writer, so she then did a certificated course in feature film writing from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. She now writes film script and children's books, and some of her works have been converted into plays for children. Currently, she is busy with a major UK-based film project. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and two daughters. With a great lover for art, she conducts workshops that introduce youngsters to the world of Indian art.

 

Sample Page

The Veena Player (Looking at Art - Raja Ravi Varma)

Deal 20% Off
Item Code:
NAH411
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2011
Publisher:
ISBN:
9788181466501
Language:
English
Size:
8.0 inch x 9.0 inch
Pages:
32 (Through out Colour Illustrations)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 155 gms
Price:
$16.00
Discounted:
$12.80   Shipping Free
You Save:
$3.20 (20%)
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Veena Player (Looking at Art - Raja Ravi Varma)
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4770 times since 26th Jul, 2014
About The Book

LOOKING AT ART leads children into the world and sensibilities of some of India's finest artists - contemporary, traditional and folk. It is an engaging introduction to art and the artist through story, memoir and biography, as well as a valuable resource for the understanding of art. Covering diverse forms of visual expression, it gives Young readers a wider and more inclusive idea of art.

THE VEENA PLAYER is one of a set of four books by Anjali Raghbeer featuring contemporary artists form four different parts of India Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy, Ravi Varma and Maqbool Fida Husain.

A damaged painting is like a body without a soul, Aunty Prima tells Valsa, when they set about restoring an old painting by Ravi Varma. As they remover the layers of dust, Valsa hears a delicate caugh. Does it come from the paintings? A Charming story of friendship between young Valsa and the veena players, which weaves in nuances of Ravi Varma's art style and pays tribute to his skill in painting lifelike portraits.

 

About The Author

RAVI VARMA was born in 1848 in Killimanoor in Kerala. A naturally gifted artist, he mastered the art of oil painting during his stay at the maharaja of Travancore's palace at Thiruvananthapuram, where he was exposed to European art.

He rose to fame with his painting, Nair Lady at the Toilet, which won the Governor's Gold Medal at an exhibition in Madras and another medal at an international exhibition in Vienna, both in 1873.

Sought after as a portrait painter by the country's ruling elite, Ravi Varma also produced a series of paintings based on mythology. His depictions of Hindu deities are immensely popular even today. To reach his art to everyone, he set up the Lithographic Press in Mumbai in 1894 which produced prints of his paintings.

He was conferred the title of 'Kaiser-i-Hind' in 1904 by British Viceroy Lord Curzon. He died soon after, in 1906.

Anjali Raghbeer specialised in business with an MBA from the London Business School, UK. But she had always yearned to writer, so she then did a certificated course in feature film writing from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. She now writes film script and children's books, and some of her works have been converted into plays for children. Currently, she is busy with a major UK-based film project. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and two daughters. With a great lover for art, she conducts workshops that introduce youngsters to the world of Indian art.

 

Sample Page

Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Veena Player (Looking at Art - Raja Ravi Varma) (Art and Architecture | Books)

RAJA RAVI VARMA: Portrait Of An Artist (The Diary of C. Raja Raja Varma)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDE723
$85.00$68.00
You save: $17.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Painter (A Life of Ravi Varma)
by Deepanjana Pal
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Random House India
Item Code: NAE946
$25.00
SOLD
Mekong-Ganga Axis
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAK738
$67.00$53.60
You save: $13.40 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Vanishing Temple Arts (Temples of Kerala and Kanyaakumaari District)
by Deepti Omchery Bhalla
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Shubhi Publications
Item Code: IHJ097
$67.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
CONTEMPORARY ART IN INDIA: A PERSPECTIVE
by PRAN NATH MAGO
Paperback (Edition: 2017)
National Book Trust
Item Code: IDD753
$36.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A History of Indian Painting: The Modern Period
by Krishna Chaitanya
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
Abhinav Publication
Item Code: IDE416
$95.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dictionary of Indian Art and Artists
Deal 30% Off
by Pratima Sheth
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAK964
$72.00$50.40
You save: $21.60 (30%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Trail of Paint (Looking at Art - Jamini Roy)
Item Code: NAH419
$16.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
My Name is Amrita. . .born to be an artist (Looking at Art - Amrita Sher-Gil)
by Anjali Raghbeer
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Tulika Publishers
Item Code: NAH413
$16.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Barefoot Husain (Looking at Art - M. F. Husain)
Deal 20% Off
by Anjali Raghbeer
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Tulika Publishers
Item Code: NAH412
$16.00$12.80
You save: $3.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I received the Nataraj sculpture today and it is beautiful! Thank you so much for packing it so carefully and shipping so quickly! 
Emiko, USA
Thank you for shipping the book. Appreciate your website and ease of use.
Sivaprasad, USA
Nice website--clear, easy to use, no glitches.
M. Brice
Thank you for providing great stuff during such a crazy time. Have a great day!
Ben
Thank you so much for creating abundance for many people in their growth and understanding of themselves and our world. Your site has offers many resources in growing and learning spiritually, physically, and also mentally. It is much needed in our world today, and I thank you.
M. Altman, USA
The book intended for my neighbour has arrived in the netherlands, very pleased to do business with India :)
Erik, Netherlands
Thank you for selling such useful items.   Much love.
Daniel, USA
I have beeen using this website for along time n i got book which I ordered n im getting fully benefited. And I recomend others to visit this wesite n do shopping thanks.
Leela, USA
IAs a serious student and teacher of Bhagavad Gītā, Upaniṣad and Jyotiṣa I have found you have some good editions of English with sanskrit texts. Having texts of high quality with both is essential.   This has been a user friendly experience
Dean, USA
Very happy with the purchase!
Amee, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India