Art Practice Of A. Ramachandran
Written by Ella Duttta
Bound with dust jacket
A. Ramachandran has contributed significantly to the Indian art scene.
has been a ceaseless experimenter and a versatile artist.
Over the years his paintings have acquired a classical monumentality
and his use of medium and colours luminosity. He has also created a
substantial body of sculptures. This
book of three essays and a photo-essay is being published on the
occasion of his solo exhibition in New York in December 2007,
featuring faces from Rajasthan, studies of heads in oil and a suite of
ten watercolours. The book crystallizes the artist's philosophy of
life and his persona and his relationship with his subjects and
himself while distilling his philosophy of the surge of life force in
all things in the universe. It highlights his observations about his
aesthetics and the evolution of his distinctive visual style, as well
as the influences of Kerala and Santiniketan in moulding his artistic
sensibilities. His engagement with modernism does not confine itself
to expressing himself through an international idiom, but reinventing
a traditional idiom to suit a contemporary sensibility. Besides his
paintings, he has also created a substantial body of sculptures.
has been writing on Indian art and culture for more than thirty years.
Her comments on modern and contemporary art have been published in all
national and financial dailies. She has also contributed several
catalogue essays on some of the major Indian artists and on trends in
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