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Incontro tra veterani di fanteria / Meeting of infantry veterans

1982

Signed Dated Titled

Size

49 x 64 cm
19 x 25.20 in

Year

1982

Medium

Drawings & Works on Paper , Prints

Reference

95c2e4fa

Color etching

Graphic work by Enrico Baj created in 1982, depicting two generals, one of the most emblematic subjects of his production.

A fierce critique of power that is identified by the artist precisely with the figure of generals, who are often deformed hominids.

This etching captures the meeting between two veterans who placidly greet each other adorned in their uniforms.

The work appears signed at lower right and numbered 42/75 at lower left.

Published in the general catalog of Baj's original prints published by Electa.

1924 Milano, Italy

Enrico Baj (1924-2003) was an Italian painter and sculptor. So active in intellectual and political Italian life, his works are the depiction of an ironic, sarcastic an often grotesque critic to the social and civil context in Italy.

He is a representative of the Italian Artistic Avantgarde, he found in 1952 the Movement of the Nuclear Painting and in 1954 the Mouvement International pour une Bauhaus Imaginiste. He often uses collage to realize his works, different materials and the most famous subjects are Generals and Military parades.

He is strongly influenced by contemporary reality, from '70s his criticism increases and in '70s his creations are contaminated by kitsch, the one and only style able to represent the decadence of the contemporary culture, according to Baj's thought).


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