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Tratta dai Canti Carnascialeschi 2 / Taken from the Canti Carnascialeschi 2


Signed Titled


31.5 x 22 cm
12 x 8.66 in




Drawings , Prints



Color etching

Graphic artwork created by Enrico Baj to illustrate the author's book dedicated to Lorenzo De' Medici's Canti Carnascialischi, published by SEDD editions of Milan in 1992.

The work re-proposes precisely the Canti Carnascialeschi, which were a musical genre in vogue in the 15th century, similar to jokes or ballads that were used on the occasion of Carnival and performed by masqueraders.

When those masquerades represented mythological gods and personifications of virtue, those songs were called Triumphs, when they impersonated trades or humanity Chariots.

The work appears signed at lower right and numbered XII/CXXX at lower left.

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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