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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.

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