Enrico Baj

1924 · Italy

Artist biography

Enrico Baj is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Italy, like other famous artists such as Paco Plutone, Barbara De Ponti, Giovanni Firrincieli, Guendalina Cerruti, and Antonello Viola. Enrico Baj was born in 1924.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Enrico Baj is represented by 5 galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Luxembourg & Dayan | London in the United Kingdom, Tornabuoni Art | Paris in France, and Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M. in Italy. Enrico Baj's work has most recently been exhibited at Giò Marconi in Milan (03 May 2019 until 16 July 2019) with the exhibition I campi magnetici. Enrico Baj's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Dame Idrauliche (10 January 2020 - 10 February 2020) at Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie in Berlin and Benvenuta Italia! (22 January 2020 - 20 March 2020) at DIE GALERIE in Frankfurt. Enrico Baj's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called 40 Jahre DIE GALERIE ∙ 40 Years of DIE GALERIE and took place at DIE GALERIE in Frankfurt, Germany from the 27 March 2019 to 31 May 2019.

Enrico Baj in private collections

It is the collector Collezione Tatanini, who is in possession of artwork by Enrico Baj at Artland. Collezione Tatanini also has works by other artists including Miriam Tölke, Sarah Derat, and Douglas Mandry.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical period of the Romans has exerted a consequential influence on the cultural and intellectual development of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its splendid artistic heritage. Italy is also the country that epitomizes the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent period of cultural and political awakenings, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although significantly affected by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most powerful artistic centres, home to cutting-edge movements such as Futurism and Arte Povera, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement. Some highly eminent Italian artists from the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Enrico Baj

Enrico Baj was born in 1924, grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Enrico Baj

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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