Tuesday, 11 February 2020

G. Venket Ram | Recreations of 19th Century Paintings

Photo © G. Venket Ram | All Rights Reserved
An Indian photographer was inspired by famous paintings from the 19th century, and recreated them into 12 exquisite photographs for a 2020 calendar, which can be viewed in a slideshow. Venket Ram chose some of renowned Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma's masterpieces and using South Indian actors, recreated them with carefully constructed photographs. In the image for this post, he chose Aishwarya Rajesh (an Indian film actress of Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films) depicting the Rani of Pudukottai.

Raja Ravi Varma was an Indian painter and artist, considered as one of the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. He was renowned for his amazing paintings, which revolve mainly around the ancient mythological stories known as the Puranas, and the Mahabharata and Ramayana. the great Indian epics. 

As for G Venket Ramhe is a commercial photographer based in Chennai, India. For over 18 years, he's been working with various advertising agencies & publishing houses across India. He photographer adveritisng campaigns for Ponds, Reebok, Citibank, Cadbury's, Pepsi, Mirinda, Coca Cola, Fanta, Airtel, Tata Sky, ITC Limited, Aircel, Tata Docomo, Nescafe, Taj Group of Hotels, Samsung, amongst others. His photographs also appeared in well known magazines.