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920 EUR
4.2 5 20







70 x 100 cm
28 x 39.37 in







Baj's art always exudes a strong irony, a grotesque effect, with depictions of subjects with an amused look. Beneath this amusing and playful appearance, his works reveal a strong political commitment and critique of society. Between the late 1960s and early 1970s, a period in which Baj painted subjects such as army generals and military parades. Men who are supposed to embody strength and power, but are instead depicted awkwardly, ironically and almost childishly.

All these characteristics are found in this silkscreen print and collage. The theme of this work is the parade. The background is given to us by a collage and the prevalence of brown color with a warm tone, on it we see depicted three figures of soldiers on parade, in fact as can be seen the figures are represented in motion. The figures of the servicemen here also stand out sharply from the background, the uniforms are embellished with simply drawn medals, their eyes wide open and their mouths completely open, as if to hint at a smile.

The three servicemen have different uniform colors respectively: on the left is maroon, in the center light blue, and on the right light green. The complete edition run is 250 copies. Work hand-signed at lower right and initialed E.A. (Epreuve d'Artiste) at lower left. The paper is yellowed at the edges.

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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Milano, Via Carlo Pisacane 36

Pisacane Arte is a contemporary and modern art gallery situated in Milan. With over 300 mq of space, the gallery organizes exhibitions, events and cultural conferences in order to encourage the encounter between artists, collectors and art lovers. The art gallery offers artworks by historicized and emerging artists, with a particular attention to pop and st...

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