Climb up to the first floor of the Rabindra Bhavan gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi. As you enter the exhibition space, notice how artist A. Ramachandran reclines on a bed of flowers in a diptych. A vine connects to his navel like an umbilical cord. This self-portrait is part of the Ekalinji Fantasy exhibition, which shows the latest paintings and sculptures by the 79-year-old artist. Now, climb up further, to the second floor, to understand Ramachandran’s artistic process. To know the thoughts that ran through his mind as he created some of the most stunning works in his repertoire, visitors need only read the accompanying text.