Foundation Events

Upcoming Events


April 29th, 2019

Continuing our tradition of commemorating the birth anniversary of Raja Ravi Varma, TRRVHF, in a move from the past, plans to unveil a fascinating study of Botanical vis-à-vis Ravi Varma’s works.

Botanical motifs are seen across a range of Raja Ravi Varma’s works. He used plants extensively and in a myriad ways in his paintings – as elements within the main subject matter of his paintings, as a part of the environments he depicted, and as decoration and ornamentation worn by the women & men he frequently painted.


Expert talk by Rupika Chawla on the art of restoration.*


Special Lecture

Devdutt Pattanaik, bestselling author who writes on relevance of mythology in modern times, unravels the mythology in selected Ravi Varma paintings.*


A film by Vikas Urs, “Purpose of the Press”, chronicling Ravi Varma’s Journey with the press and its outcome.*


*(Date: to be decided)


Past Events

Khadi A Canvas

The Foundation, Bangalore

Khadi A Canvas

Marking a momentous occasion in India’s history, Google Arts & Culture, in association with The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, the Abheraj Baldota Foundation, along with renowned Indian designer and textile revivalist Gaurang Shah, pay tribute to two stalwarts of Indian history - Mahatma Gandhi and Raja Ravi Varma. [...]

Google Arts & Culture

The Foundation, Bangalore

Khadi A Canvas

The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation strengthened its presence on the Google Arts and Culture digital media platform. Coinciding with the launch of Khadi, A Canvas exhibit, the Foundation revised, reworked and re-strategised the content and images on GAC. [...]

Unveiling Hidden Truth

The Foundation, Bangalore

Hidden Truth - Raja Ravi Varma: The Inside Story

Many are the biographies written on Raja Ravi Varma. Indeed, such is the charisma of this multi-faceted personality that many more works on him could still be written in the future, each from a different perspective. [...]

Immortalizing Adornment

NGMA, Bangalore

Raja Ravi Varma Lithographs

The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, conducted a special event on 10th March 2018. The Foundation returned to Raja Ravi Varma’s multidimensional legacy, his documenting adornment - both jewellery and textiles. Speaking on the subject was Dr Usha Balakrishnan. [...]

Beyond the Arch

gallery g, Lavelle Road, Bangalore

Raja Ravi Varma Lithographs

Beyond The Arch, a short film, is a tribute to the birth place of Raja Ravi Varma, who was born M. R. Ry. Ravi Varma Koil Thampuran of Kilimanoor at Kilimanoor Palace, in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore. [...]

Enduring Consonances: A musical tribute to Raja Ravi Varma

Dr. Ambedkar Bhavana, Miller's Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore

Raja Ravi Varma Lithographs

The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation in association with the Maini Group conducted Enduring Consonances, an everlasting musical influence depicted in Raja Ravi Varma’s body of work to celebrate the completion of one of the Foundation having been formed. This featured Kishat, a philharmonic orchestra from Tripunithura, Kerala and was well attended by many Raja Ravi Varma fans and art lovers.

The press coverage can be found at The Hindu.

Heavenly Bodies

The Foundation office, Bangalore

Heavenly Bodies e-vite

Heavenly Bodies, an exclusive show of four of Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings, embellished by Olaf Van Cleef, belonging to the well-known Van Cleef jewellery family and a consultant at Cartier. The event, a pop-up store of sorts, included limited edition trays, mousepads and key stands all crafted for the occasion to enhance the masterpieces by Raja Ravi Varma, namely Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ahalya and Hamsa Damayanthi. [...]

The Ivory Throne

Bangalore

The Ivory Throne - Manu Pillai

First time author and columnist presented his book "The Ivory Throne" that tells the story of the tumultuous saga of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, the last queen of the House of Travancore (the granddaughter of Raja Ravi Varma) The core of the day’s topic was Travancore, the influence of Ravi Varma in the politics of the State, the role of the Padmanabha-dasas and sevinis and much more. [...]

Inauguration of Foundation Office

Bangalore

Interiors

Situated at Maini Sadan on Lavelle Road, the registered office of The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation was inaugurated on the auspicious day of Dhanteras. The launch event was presided over by chairperson Bharani Thirunal Rukmini Bayi Thampuran. [...]