KERALA

Tribute to painter

Kerala Lalithakala Akademi will observe 2005-06 as Raja Ravi Varma commemorative year. Elaborate programmes have been drawn up by the Thrissur-based Akademi at the Durbar Hall Art Centre in Ernakulam on October 2. Ratan Parimoo, former Professor and Head of Department of Art History and Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts of M.S. University, Baroda, will deliver the memorial lecture. On October 2, it will be 99 years since the demise of the painter. The Akademi is planning year-long programmes to honour the artiste who was in the vanguard of ushering in social and historic change in the history of Kerala.

K. Venkiteswaran

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