Lines from an Artistic LifeThe Drawings of Adimoolam
Lines from an Artistic Life explores the drawings of eminent Indian artist KM Adimoolam, well-known in India and internationally for his meticulous pen-and-ink drawings on subjects ranging from realistic portraits of Mahatma Gandhi to idealized portrayals of Indian kings and warriors, and semi-abstract depictions of Hindu gods informed by Cubism.
At about this time, Adimoolam came into contact with Tamil writers and began an association with them, illustrating their works, after which he took up oil painting. Colour came into his life, causing him to move from the ﬁ gurative to the abstract.
Adimoolam now works with equal ease at drawing and painting, combining the two to produce a large body
of work. The recipient of many honours and awards, his works are held in numerous public and private collections in India and abroad. This book will appeal to all those with an interest in drawing, contemporary art and Indian culture.
|Number of illustrations
|260 line drawings
|8.5 x 11" (216 x 280 mm), hc
|Date of Publishing