“On the MAP Bengaluru website, the eye is drawn instantly to an untitled K.G. Subramanyan painting from 1980. Distinctive in its vivid blues, the work shows a woman prodding a basket of fish and prawns. A playful blue tiger sneaks up, and away, with fish in its mouth. Subramanyan came from Kerala, where karimeen, or pearl spot fish, is an integral part of the cuisine. It was coronated as the state fish in 2010.
These kinds of intersections of food, art and history make this ongoing exhibition, Stories On A Banana Leaf, stand apart.”