Madhyana [Central section of Yayati]: Oil on canvas, 96 X 240 inches 
Is the cup half empty, or half full?
This was the one thought which kept flashing through my mind the day I came face-to-face with A. Ramachandran’s art.
One of India’s leading contemporary artists, when Ramachandran [b. 1935], a native of the South Indian state of Kerala and alumnus of Santiniketan started painting, the world he saw around him was a sad, painful one filled with conflict and anguish. It was post-1947 and India was reeling from the aftermath of the partition whilst the world at large still carried the wounds of World War II. Continue reading