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Ganesh Pyne

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year

1998

size

10.5 x 8.7 in. / 26.7 x 22.1 cm.

medium

Ink and coloured pencil on graph paper

Hailed as a ‘dark surrealist’ for his themes, the reticent Ganesh Pyne was a skilled draughtsman and animator, having worked at Calcutta’s Mandar Studios, the country’s first animation studio. The figuration in this Untitled study of an illustrative panel—a section of a story being serialised or a preparatory sketch for a series—reflects Pyne’s training as a draughtsman. The text in Bangla is not meant as dialogue for the figures drawn but seems to be musings by the artist as he talks about atmospherics of a statue to be placed behind ‘Trimurti’, and therefore requiring a discussion.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., The Art of Bengal (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 385

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