A Confluence of Distilled Essences: The Art of Chameli Ramachandran | 2008
By Ranesh Ray
Published by Vadehra Art Gallery, 2008
Hardcover, 236 pages
30.8 x 24.6 x 3.2 cm
In 'A Confluence of Distilled Essences | The Art of Chameli Ramachandran', Ranesh Ray's sensitively written and well-structured text captures the distinctive impressions and expressions of art that reflect the merging of the two great cultures into a single entity personified in Chameli Ramachandran. The text evokes Chameli's memories and the profound influence of Rabindranath Tagore and Tan Yun-shan; her feeling for nature, from whose magic she draws her inspiration; and observes her style with its sensitive - and poetic - brushwork which communicates this close affinity with nature and captures its many dimensions of beauty. The text is interspersed with rare photographs and works by Chameli in Chinese ink and watercolour. This forms Part I of the book. Part II carries selected works of Chameli Ramachandran from 1990 to 2008. Together, both parts provide a deep insight into the making of an artist and her art.