Rohit Chawla's Ravi Varma Series (featured in Tasveer's travelling exhibition, The Inspired Frame)

23 Dec, 2016 - The Wall Art Magazine

© Rohit Chawla, Kadambari (Punit Sabharwal Juneja), 2009. Archival pigment print. Courtesy Tasveer



Rohit Chawla - Ravi Varma Series (featured in Tasveer's travelling exhibition, The Inspired Frame)

The Inspired Frame features​ photographs that pay tribute to three renowned and seminal artists: Raja Ravi Varma, Gustav Klimt and Frida Kahlo, alongside select works inspired by miniature paintings.

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In the photographic series, Chawla reconstructs tableaus and compositions as featured in famous works of art, using contemporary models to recreate life-like experiences of the originals.


The next exhibition will be in Delhi at Bikaner House from 10th to 18th March 2017. A selection of works from the Ravi Varma series will form part of Tasveer's exhibit at India Art Fair 2017 (A Mysore Lady near the Well (Aditi Rao Hydari), Lady Holding a Fan (Reshmi Ghosh) and Vasantasena (Anoushka Shankar)

© Rohit Chawla, Lady Making a Garland (Ayesha Thapar Arora), 2009. Archival pigment print. Courtesy Tasveer


© Rohit Chawla, Portrait of Chimnabai I of Baroda (Sailaja Tahiliani), 2009.  Archival pigment print. Courtesy Tasveer


© Rohit Chawla, Lady Holding a Fan (Reshmi Ghosh), 2009.  Archival pigment print. Courtesy Tasveer


© Rohit Chawla, Vasantasena (Anoushka Shankar), 2009. Archival pigment print. Courtesy Tasveer


© Rohit Chawla, A Mysore Lady near the Well (Aditi Rao Hydari), 2009.  Archival pigment print. Courtesy Tasveer


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Topic: Photography