Ganesh Pyne

The Crown

Lot No
29
Medium
Tempera on mount board
Year
1967
Size
23 x 18
Estimate
Rs. 3,000,000 - 4,000,000

Winning Bid

₹ 44,45,008

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : lower left

Provenance : Private collection Kolkata

Exhibited : Visions - Paintings and Sculptures by Somnath Hore, Ganesh Pyne, Bikash Bhattacharjee and Jogen Chowdhury, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, June 1986

Catalogue : Page 38, Visions - Published by Nita Bhagat, Ladies Study Group, Indian Chambers of Commerce. Printed by Naba Mudran Pvt. Ltd., 1986

Condition : The work is in good condition and has never been restored

about artist

Ganesh Pyne was born in Calcutta in 1937. A shy introverted child, Pyne began sketching and doodling right from his childhood. After finishing school, he joined the Government College of Art & Craft in Calcutta. In 1959, he received his diploma in drawing and painting.

In those early years, Pyne was greatly influenced by the brothers Abanindra nath and Gaganendra nath Tagore. He did water colours.Pyne has received many awards and is present in many public and private collections.

From water colour, Pyne turned to gouache and then tempera since the mid-'60s. It is from this time onwards that his figuration and palette also changed. A skeletal element was introduced into the figures while animal showed their fangs and claws. They were portrayed either as predators or victims. Dark shadows dominated his canvases offset with the use of a golden umber. Certain motifs surfaced repeatedly like boats, bits of bone, wood and other debris, dark doors and windows, birdman, Chaitanya, the leader of the Bhakti movements, animals, daggers, and so on. Most canvases reflected the opposing pulls of death and life eternal. Pyne's varied treatment of the eyes are worth note.

The artist passed away in 2013.