“Waiting for the salon to open like…” reads the text on top of an image of a bearded, turbaned man. It isnt just a random image, it is a Raja Ravi Varma painting thats been meme-fied. Now if that classic-meets-pop culture seems strange to you, well thats the whole point. Sowmya, the creator behind the popular.
Raja Ravi Varma Memes page on Instagram, says, “While studying art history and curatorial studies at Dr Bhau Daji Lad museum, I began thinking about the boundaries between “high art” and “low(brow) art.” Memes, for example, are clearly not high art — they have a certain mass appeal. But, making memes with high art makes the work of art more accessible.”
Her pandemic-related memes have been a mission — “to look at our new reality with a sense of humour”. Her 22Read More – Source