KISSING ON THE LIPS Painting by Ragunath Venkatraman
KISSING ON THE LIPS Painting by Ragunath Venkatraman
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Characteristics of the Painting “KISSING ON THE LIPS”

Year of creation2015
Dimensions52 W × 70 H × 0.1 D   cm
Type of artpainting
Materialsoil, canvas
lips pink red kiss blue orange yellow black

Description of the Artwork “KISSING ON THE LIPS”

KISSING ON THE LIPS Lingering Lip Kiss – This is a closed mouth kiss that lasts for more than 20 seconds. The tongue is not involved in this kiss. Lingering lip kisses involve the lips only. This kiss serves as an indication of deep love. Historians really don't know much about the early history of kissing. Four Vedic Sanskrit texts, written in India around 1500 B.C., appear to describe people kissing. This doesn't mean that nobody kissed before then, and it doesn't mean that Indians were the first to kiss. Artists and writers may have just considered kissing too private to depict in art or literature.After its first mention in writing, kissing didn't appear much in art or literature for a few hundredyears. The Indian epic poem "Mahabharata" describes kissing on the lips as a sign of affection. The "Mahabharata" was passed down orally for several hundred years before being written down and standardized around 350 A.D. The Indian religious text "Vatsyayana Kamasutram," or the "Kama Sutra," also describes a variety of kisses. It was written in the 6th century A.D. There aren't many records of kissing in the Western world until the days of the Roman Empire. Romans used kisses to greet friends and family members. Citizens kissed their rulers' hands. And, naturally, peoplekissed their romantic partners. Size: 21x28” Year 2016. Unframed. Rolled. Original painting oil on canvas. Signed.. PAYMENT: Through PAYPAL/NEFT SHIPPING: FREE shipping worldwide within 5 working days after receiving the payment. PACKING: All our paintings are professionally packed in the great care to ensure safe delivery through International courier.


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RAGUNATH…Profile A highly accomplished and versatile creative artist and painter with over five decades of proven, rich experience Ragunath specializes in various facets of oriental art, viz. Creative visual interpretations from rare epics from India; and life like depiction of real Indian natural sceneries, mythological episodes, ancient and modern cultural/historical images, and the varied and multi-cultural life styles of the Indian relics.. His expertise spans from exquisite reproduction of archaeological marvels, to rare paintings of Indian life in it’s true to life perspectives. Truly speaking, he has won laurels and wide recognition for his recent achievements, and specialization in contemporary arts and abstract paintings of present times. Born in 1941 in a traditional South Indian family ambience in Pinjai, at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, he opted for it his outstanding urge in the specialization for training himself for only in art education. After completing his formal academic studies. He underwent rigorous training in the Government College of Fine Arts, in Kumbakonam and was successfully awarded advanced diploma. Thanjavur, is deemed to be the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, where artistic traditions arebeing enjoyed Royal patronage. Having grown up in a rich cultural milieu of the times,he has deeply imbibed himself in the intricate nuances of traditional comprehensive art forms. Art Exhibitions: • World Trade Fair – 1968 • World Tamil Conference – 1968-69 • Lalit Kala Academy -1970 • Gandhi Jayanthi Art Exhibition – Victoria Technical Institute- 1990-91 • DMK’s founder day exhibition (Arignar Anna, former Chief minister of Tamil nadu) • Artist Association, Tamil Nadu – Solo Exhibition Award – 1990• Lakshmi Ethiraj Art Gallery • United Brothers Art Gallery • Currently exhibited a solo exhibition at Victoria Technical Institute, Chennai, India. Awards : • DMK Arignar Anna Award • Gandhi’s birthday award • World Tamil Conference Award • Artist Association , Tamil Nadu – Solo Exhibition Award – 1990 He has been associated with the art scene, especially in the South and has made rich contributions to leading calendar printing companies, including Prasad Process Ltd., Aaral Graphics, Vadapalani Printers, Sivakasi Art Printers etc., to mention only just a few of the leading Publishing houses. He has also contributed some of the highly rated visual images for these Organizations other art lovers. Endowed with high realistic and creative visualization skills he is capable of wonderfully blending the hues and colours to make his oil paintings a visual treat. His art interpretations are well known for rare and fine balance of his pieces of art. His work consists of figurative compositions that explore the several hues of human relationships and emotions. His works are reflection of not only the times, but also the mind and heart of the people in the world. His paintings exhibit realistic impressions of beauty, harmony, fine balance, rich colours which are constantly imprinted on his inner vision and emerge as colour forms on canvas. His present series of paintings feature Gods and Goddesses, the exemplary colourful vignettes and the lifestyles of Rajasthan, the ancient royal state of India. He lives and works in Anna nagar,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India… Mobile No: 9962830128 Email:

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