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My Dream World - I
Title My Dream World - I
Accession Number acc-no-02984
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Pen and Ink on Paper
Main Artist K. Ramanujam
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1941 - 1974
Country India
Dimensions 98.8 cm x 152.5 cm
Brief Description As an artist, he quickly absorbed the technique of painting at the art school, and soon began to paint a profusion of pictures, each a meticulous record of a dream that carried him on. They were usually line drawings in black and white. The images ranged from large birds with wings outstretched, fat snakes, palaces and other frames. The artist often combined the personal, the absurd and the eternal. In his works, Western baroque style came together with Eastern magical fantasy. To fuse the elements of the sublime and the ridiculous is no easy job, but Ramanujan reveled in this style. In his ink drawings of Ramayan, he has taken the folklore by the tail by imposing architectural settings of the high dome, the arches and pillars on the canvas and then placing fairies, demi-gods and winged animals on them, topped by his own portrait, complete with a hat and a mustache, almost like he is the Master of Ceremonies who is conducting an impossible show.