From March to June, the Kiran Nadar Museum will present the works of five modern masters from Bengal: Ganesh Pyne, Meera Mukherjee, Somnath Hore, Ganesh Haloi and Jogen Chowdhury. Their visual vocabularies reached maturity during the 1970s and 1980s, when Calcutta was witnessing major social and political changes – the Tebhaga movement and an avant-garde mobilization in literature, cinema and theatre, among others. Delving into the empirical and the subconscious, the artists have created extraordinary visuals, taking viewers on a journey of longing and suffering, through direct representation, allegories and obscure symbols.