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(graphic arts)
Lithographic printing with several colors, requiring a stone for each color.



a method of lithographic reproduction of multicolored images, in which a separate printing image is prepared by hand on a stone or zinc plate for each color; an outline is applied initially on the surface of each stone. Chromolithography has been replaced almost entirely by the photomechanical methods used in planographic printing to produce plates.

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Oleographs are usually sold in ornate gilded frames to complete the oil painting look.
The interior with figures is the more convincing oleograph of the two.
Oleograph of interior with children * Oleograph of the Angelus by Millet
Oleographs ushered in the modern era of depiction of imagery, which in turn had far reaching implication for virtually every aspect of life in India.
Just as they did onstage, the goddesses and apsaras in the oleographs wore "puff sleeve blouses and contemporary sarees".
The key reason lithographs and oleographs caught on in such a big way was their "academic realism", brought to India by colonial art which made celestial divinities lifelike and identifiable.
The tactile and illusionist potential of Ravi Varma's paintings now began to be transported into the glossy and garish prints of the cheap oleographs and chromolithographs.
With the increasing popularity of Ravi Varma, we find that the subsequent circulation of his paintings in the form of cheap, mass-produced coloured oleographs ultimately displaced the garishly coloured prints sold by presses like the Calcutta Art Studio.
Varma's oleographs have in the past stimulated the imagery of a few contemporary Indian artists and Ela Menon was the first among them.
The last section apprises us of recent expressions of the theme in calendars, oleographs, patas and so on.