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Somnath Hore: Communist Beginnings

Continued from Part 1. Beginnings Early to mid-twentieth century Bengal produced some very fervent artistic developments. Whether it was through the Revivalism pioneered by Abanindranath Tagore, or the Modernism embraced by the Government School of Art, Calcutta, visual art in Bengal gained from such different undercurrents. One undercurrent that had its roots outside the art...

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‘He’s the best painter in India,’ MF Husain had said

March 12, On This Day One of Bengal’s foremost artists Described by leading contemporary artist MF Husain once as “the best painter in India”, Ganesh Pyne was born in 1937, and passed away at the age of 75 on March 12, 2013. Born in Kolkata, West Bengal, Pyne started as a watercolourist under the Bengal...