Inspired by Baroque masters

Inspired by Baroque masters
Gallery g is presenting ‘Opulence & Eternity’, a solo exhibition of renowned artist Rukmini Varma, the great-great grand daughter of the master painter Raja Ravi Varma. The artist is presenting her works after a gap of almost 35 years.

Through ‘Opulence & Eternity’, Rukmini Varma has opened to the public gaze once again her sumptuous and singular work, inspired by Baroque masters like Rembrandt and Caravaggio, as well as by her illustrious ancestor who married the classical style to Indian subjects and themes.

The canvases in Opulence & Eternity encompass a diverse range of historical as well as legendary themes, and are simply breathtaking in their splendour of style. The gems and jewels come alive on the persons of men and women who occupy scenes of high drama and metaphoric meaning.

The highlight of the exhibition is a majestic nine-foot-tall painting that tells the story of the Hoysala emperor Vishnuvardhan and his queen, the legendary dancer, Shantala. There are also subjects inspired by Kerala and ancient Egypt, alongside a celebration of womanhood and beauty.

Gallery g timings are from 10 am to 6 pm. For details, visit

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