My Dream World


Cholamandal Artists' Village

Cholamandal Artists' Village
Chennai, India

Ramanujam, who took his life at an early age of 32, was disabled physically and was also schizophrenic. His line drawings with a background of ink wash depict a world of fantastic creatures. In the work, he appears always with his consort - a queen of sorts.


  • Title: My Dream World
  • Creator: K.Ramanujam
  • Date Created: 1972/1972
  • Location: Cholamandal Artists’ Village Injambakkam, Chennai, India.
  • Physical Dimensions: 90.8 x 60.8 cms
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Ink on Paper
  • Movement: Madras Movement
  • Creator's Lifetime: 1941/1973
  • Artist Biography: 1941 Born in Madras. 1962-64 National Scholar at the Government College of Arts & Crafts, Madras; diploma in painting. 1965 Participated in the Common Wealth Arts Festival in London. 1971 Executed murals, Hotel Connemara, Madras commissioned by the Architect Geoffrey Bawa; moves into Cholamandal Artist’s Village. 1973 Passes away in Madras.

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