Introduction
Enrico Baj (October 31, 1924 – June 15, 2003) was an Italian artist and writer on art. Many of his works show an obsession with nuclear war. He created prints, sculptures but especially collage. He was close to the surrealist and dada movements, and was later associated with CoBrA. As an author he has been described as a leading promoter of the avant-garde. He worked with Umberto Eco among other collaborators. He had a long interest in the pseudo-philosophy 'pataphysics.
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Q765758
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Introduction
Baj studied painting and law in Milan at the Accademia di Brera, 1945-1948. In 1951, he co-founded the movimento d’arte nucleare with Sergio Dangelo and Gianni Bertini to promote a style of gestural painting relevant to the post-War nuclear age. Baj and other Arte nucleare artists joined the Mouvement International pour une Bauhaus Imaginiste (MIBI) founded by Asger Jorn in 1955. At the same time he began producing collage and assemblage works. Baj's critical political engagement became more explicit from the 1970s on.
Nationality
Italian
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Collagist, Painter, Sculptor
Name
Enrico Baj
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500030098
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