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Ganesh Payne: A Painter of Eloquent Solitude

Pranabranjan Ray
MPAIN Publishing Pvt Ltd.
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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. Read less