Ganesh Pyne





19.5 x 20.0 in. / 49.5 x 50.8 cm.


Pastel and ink on cardboard

Hybrid animals with little resemblance or reference to living creatures are inhabitants of Ganesh Pyne’s mythic world, as for example his ape series, or his bird-human figures. This Untitled work depicts a bovine creature with two legs, horns and a human face. With its squint eyes, it faces us as if gazing out of an eternal darkness. The bony structure with skeletal legs and an external hide covering its back highlights the hollowness within as well as its fragility. It carries the characteristic rigidity or the frozen experience of time, which is reflected in all of Pyne’s figures.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations 5: 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2011), p. 137
Singh, Kishore, ed., The Art of Bengal (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 381
Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations XI | 75 Artists, 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 151
Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume IV: Bengal Modernists (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), pp. cover, 745
Singh, Kishore, ed., India Modern: Narratives from 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 265

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Art Artist Names Single Ganesh Pyne

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