Matsya Avatar: The ancient mythological story that was found in the Vedic literature about the ‘saviour fish’ is depicted in print. This painting is a literal illustration of the ancient legend from the Vishnu Puran. The colours and details used invoke imagination of the pre-read stories about the deity. This print/painting is also an allusion to the natural calamity of the ‘great flood’ which posed a threat to Earth and how the Vedas; Rig, Atharva, Yajur and Sam (sacred texts) were protected. These Vedas are symbolised by the infants which the deity is holding. Each infant is portrayed in a different colour symbolising the uniqueness of each Veda. The detailing in the painting depicts the saviour fish as a powerful deity holding the different weapons. The colours use signifies the description of Lord Vishnu who’s mostly shown in the colour blue which signifies the vastness of the universe and connection of the saviour fish to the universe. The colours and techniques used to show the difference between the upper body and the lower body that is immersed in the water is very precious and is shown through the principle of rhythm and movement. The deity’s larger than life representation/perception is created by showing the contrast of using infants as Vedas. The whole story can be visualised through this painting which creates an impact on the psych of the audience. The use of realism accomplishes a beautiful union of Indian tradition with styles of European artwork. Lakshmi: The basis of this painting, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity is through verbal descriptions and religious texts. Ravi Varma presented Goddess Lakshmi as his own interpretation. His aim was create to Lakshmi as an identity of India  because the era that belonged to was under the foreign rule (importance of the sari). In his painting Goddess Lakshmi is shown in a royal attire which is portrayed through the drapes of the sari that are created by using different tonal values of pink. To further emphasis on the portrayal of the Goddess of Wealth the artist uses intricate design to show the jewellery and the crown by the use of colours like white and golden. The symmetry of the lotus creates balance and signifies how the deity is balancing on water. The Goddess of wealth is portrayed amidst the nature depicting her universal presence and harmony with nature as the real wealth a man can have. The use of realism to create and express an experience to see the deity in person is achieved through his technique. The theme of peace in nature is shown through his colours that are used to portray nature. The use of different textures creates depth. The painting also creates an impact of wealth and prosperity in human form. The animals and birds shown in the painting as usually considered as a symbol of royalty and wealth. The Birth of Venus: Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ is one of the most esteemed artworks of the Renaissance. This artwork is done on canvas with oil paints and the centre of the painting shows how Venus appears from the sea in a shell at Paphos in Cyprus.

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