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An insight into the life of Ganesh Pyne

An insight into the life of Ganesh Pyne

Lalit Kala Akademi in collaboration with Akar Prakar will be launching a book titled 'Ganesh Pyne, a painter of eloquent silence'. Written by Pranabranjan Ray, the book talks about the life and work of one of India's most revered and reclusive modernist painters. Tha launch will take place on August 6, 4 pm, at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

In the book, Ray - a graduate from Visva Bharati, Santiniketan - describes the life of the painter who was born and brought up in their crumbling ancestral mansion in an ethnically divided older part of Calcutta.

From focussing on the smallest detail of Pyne's childhood and his interest in his grandmother's stories, his curiosity, Ray has tried not to deprive his readers and the art lovers from the intricacies of the painter's life and hardships in the book.

Pranabranjan Ray has written over a hundred research papers for seminars, conferences, and lectures which were published in prestigious journals and anthologies, on the visual arts, artists, cinema and social sciences. He has also authored several books and curated a number of exhibitions.

He has conceptualised, researched, written scripts and commentary for a number of documentary films on visual arts and artists. He has worked extensively on works of artists like Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Ramkinkar Baij, Somnath Hore, Bikash Bhattacharjee et al. But, Ray has been close to Ganesh Pyne for over four decades.

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