The Evolution of a Popular Aesthetic: From Raja Ravi Varma to Raghuvir Mulgaonkar

As part of its ongoing theme, ‘Art (is) Life’ MAP is pleased to present a richly illustrated talk by Ganesh Shivaswamy.

Popular prints are an artform that we are all familiar with. From lithographs in the 19th century and film posters or calendar art in the 20th to contemporary advertisements, they have long been part and parcel of our homes and lives. This talk will trace the evolution of this popular aesthetic – from the influential depictions of Raja Ravi Varma to shifting representations over time – by focusing on the prolific popular print artist Raghuvir Mulgaonkar’s work.


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