A painter of Eloquent Silence Ganesh Pyne (Hardcover)


  • By Pranabranjan Ray (Author)
  • Hardcover: 135 pages
  • Publisher: Mapin Publishing Pvt.Ltd; First edition (24 November 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9385360213
  • ISBN-13: 9789385360213
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 2.2 x 28.9 cm

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Ganesh Pyne was one of the foremost exponents of the Bengal School of Art. This publication brings together 68 of his key artworks to trace his artistic evolution, from the shy child who devoured Abanindranath Tagore’s stories and paintings, to the youngster traumatised by the Partition of India. These early events would reveal their influence through the dark imagery and stark symbolism of his canvases. Pranabranjan Ray’s sensitive essay explores how the apprehension and premonition of death conditioned Pyne’s creative gaze and personal idiom, sublimating painful lived experience into powerful works of art.

About the Author

Pranabranjan Ray has worked as a social scientist for the Government of West Bengal. He has been a founding member and the secretary of the Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta, for 25 years. Ray has curated a number of exhibitions and is the author of several books, including Continuing Traditions (Mapin, 2015), which he co-authored with Surajit Sarkar.