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Famous Portrait of Mona Lisa Painted by Indian Artist Raja Ravi Varma- Truth or Reality?
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Famous Portrait of Mona Lisa Painted by Indian Artist Raja Ravi Varma- Truth or Reality?

In the age of social media, misinformation can spread quickly, causing confusion and misleading people. Recently, a collage image featuring the iconic Mona Lisa painting alongside another portrait, claimed to be the work of Indian artist Raja Ravi Varma, went viral. This blog aims to uncover the truth behind this incident and its impact.

The Incident and Misleading Links:

The viral collage claimed that the Indian portrait titled “Radha in the Moonlight” was painted by Raja Ravi Varma. Various posts with misleading links supported this false claim.

Fact-Checking the Incident:

Fact-checking organization D-Intent investigated the claims and found that the Indian portrait was not by Raja Ravi Varma but a recreation by Telugu actress Swathi Reddy. There are pictures in the Instagram and Google images in arts and cultural sections with the authenticity of the painting.

The Impact of Misinformation:

Misattributing the portrait can distort art history and harm the reputations of the artists involved, like Swathi Reddy. It is crucial to verify information before sharing it online.


This incident emphasizes the importance of responsible information sharing and fact-checking. Let’s be mindful of what we share on social media to maintain a reliable online community that values truth.

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