Kochi, Oct 30 : Two symbols of spiritual tranquility found a unique convergence at this city of age-old multi-ethnicity, as an exhibition titled ‘The Mahatma and the Lotus Pond’ by illustrious artist A Ramachandran concludes here on Wednesday.
Punctuated by two talks that added to the number of visitors at the venue in downtown Ernakulam, the 27-day event had been only the second solo show by the octogenarian Delhiite in his native place Kerala.
"The exhibition has given the people of the state a rare chance to see the works of the globally renowned painter-sculptor," said Nemom Pushparaj, chairman of the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi (KLA), which has organised the event in association with Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) that brought in 91 works of the master from the national capital. "It’s a privilege for us to host the event. Momentous, I’d say," he added.
The October 5-31 show at KLA’s Durbar Hall Art Gallery was inaugurated by former minister M A Baby.
The exhibition has been curated by scholar R Siva Kumar of West Bengal’s Santiniketan, which is also the alma mater of Ramachandran, 84. (UNI)