JAMIA MILLIA INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS

Vadehra Art Gallery

Achuthan Ramachandran's Ghunghats, Trees And Self-Portraits In Pots

A sari-clad Rajasthani woman picks petals, for a pooja perhaps, from a tree, surrounded by winged creatures and a watchful monitor lizard. But where the eye lingers longest is at the round-bottomed pot that sits at her feet, in which curled up in the foetal position is a ghostly outline of the 81-year-old artist. This image on the invitation card of the Vadehra Art Gallery is a befitting introduction to the show of maestro Achuthan Ramachandran.