Shakuntala (Raja Ravi Varma)

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Artist Raja Ravi Varma
Year 1870
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Kilimanoor

Shakuntala or Shakuntala looking for Dushyanta is an epic painting by celebrated Indian painter, Raja Ravi Varma.

Ravi Varma, depicts Shakuntala, an important character of Mahabaratha, pretending to remove a thorn from her foot, while actually looking for her husband/lover, Dushyantha, while her friends call her bluff.

Tapati Guha Thakurta, an art historian, wrote;


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