An original work on canvas by A. Ramachandran
His idealised images of women draw from his observations of the Bhil community of Rajasthan, where he spent a considerable amount of time. They formed the basis of his paintings of women. By the 1980s, he had imbibed the culture of Rajasthan and adopted a vibrant colour palette. His use of decorative motifs, powerful lines, and rich colours added a dramatic effect to an otherwise ordinary scene.
Ramachandran believes that his monumental painting 'Yayati' was one of the landmarks in his growth as an artist, because it allowed him to incorporate elements of classical proportions and postures in his work. Executed as a narrative, it compelled Ramachandran to use Indian mythological imagery in a contemporary form.