6th DECEMBER 2019

The workshop started with a welcome address and guided tour of a rare collection of Ramanujam’s works titled ‘On the Other Side of Life’ by Ashvin E Rajagopalan, Director at Ashvita Group. K. Ramanujam’s (1941-1973) works lay bare to us the fantastic world of his dreams, inviting us to engage with the poignantly phrased emotions that lie within. Ramanujam was, however, not alone in articulating dreamscapes that challenged the straight lines and boxes of everyday life. A presentation on deconstructing reality and decoding fantasies from the works of Austrian artist and designer Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Spanish Surrealist Artist Salvador Dali was followed by a group art activity. Teachers shared ideas with each other and come up with art appropriate for their students’ lesson plans.