A Ramachandran is a contemporary artist whose work has evolved immensely over the years. His earlier canvases were full of grotesque images filled with urban angst. Later, inspired by both tribal art from Rajasthan and murals on Kerala temples, he turned to figures from history and myth. Weaving his own stories around them, he incorporated mythology beautifully into his wide range of work. Some of my personal favourites are oil paintings from the Yayati series that retell stories from the Mahabharata — their bright, complementary colours depicting scenes from the Indian rural landscape.