In this freewheeling conversation, Dr. Mukund Lath, along with Dr. Prakash Kejriwal and Pranabranjan Ray, talks about viewing Ganesh Pyne’s work at a triennale in Delhi during the 1960s. “It had a beautiful blend of modernism and ethnicity,” he adds, while fondly recalling his earliest meetings with the great master in Kolkata, especially his visits to the Mandar Mullick studio in Cornwallis Street. The talk is a precursor to our forthcoming online exhibition of Ganesh Pyne’s works, which is titled “From the Shadows”. Here is an excerpt from Ella Datta’s essay on the exhibition: One of the most outstanding painters of the post-1950s generation of artists, Ganesh Pyne was born in Calcutta, in 1937. It was in the 1960s that he began to search for his distinctive visual language. His stint at Mandar Mullick’s studio [for animated films] spurred the search. The lyricism in the figuration of the early years yielded place to razor-sharp lines cutting through blank space with angst and anxiety. Gradually, the lines defining the figure became stiff and angular. Pyne began introducing expressionist distortions. He added skeletal elements to the figure to suggest intimations of mortality.