[SPAM] Raja Ravi Varma Painting Not Seen Due To Marketing Propaganda
Photo of recreation is shared with misleading claims on social media as the original painting of Raja Ravi Varma
The below post has been circulating on social media
Choose between two portraits. One is by Raja Ravi Verma which perhaps you have never seen. Another by Leonardo da Vinci which you must have seen millions of times. Now think about how marketing and propaganda lobbies bias our minds. All your choices are based on what lobbies promote
Verification: The posted image on the left side is a recreation of an original painting
A post is viral with misleading claims that “Choose between two portraits. One is by Raja Ravi Varma which perhaps you have never seen. Another by Leonardo da Vinci which you must have seen millions of times. Now think about how marketing and propaganda lobbies bias our minds. All your choices are based on what lobbies promote.” The viral post can be seen here, here, here.
In fact, a Photo of recreation is shared as the original painting of Indian great artist Raja Ravi Verma.
Check4Spam got the query on its WhatsApp.
The posted image of a woman on the left side is not a painting. It is a photograph taken as part of the re-creation of Raja Ravi Varma’s painting – ‘Radha in the Moonlight’. The woman in the photo is an actress. Her name is Swathi. The photograph can be found on her official Facebook page, Swathi Reddy.
On Google Reverse Image Search, the image on the left was found to be posted on an Instagram page with the description “Raja Ravi Varma recreation series with @swati194 😍 | wonderful captures by the team @sruvamstudios”.
Also ‘Sruvam Studios’can be noticed in the photograph. The photo was found to be uploaded on 16 June 2019 on the Instagram account of Sruvam Studious. Other similar photos and a making video can be seen on their profile. The original painting by the great Indian painter and artist Raja Ravi Verma “Radha in the Moonlight” can be found here.
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Post Date: 19 July 2021
Post ID: #78940