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MiM - Museum in Motion & European Night of the Museum presents: Generale by Enrico Baj

06. May 2015
MiM Museum in Motion - Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art

mim Museum in Motion in Italy (Piacenza, Castle of San Pietro in Cerro) participates in the long European Night of Museums 2015 on Saturday May 16: support us in Italy and Europe and voted our image-icon clicking "like" on this link Competition http://on.fb.me/ 1Qao6RC - share and spread the word!

Vote (Enrico Baj, General, 1971, Silk-screen and collage)
The well-known General of Enrico Baj is a playful portrait of a decorated man, wearing a camouflage uniform. It’s an ironic depiction, reminiscent of official political modern portraits: the General looks like he’s angry, with red eyes and is doing funny gestures with his hands, as if he was acting in a theatrical play. Baj was inspired by Pataphysics, the ironic “science of imaginary solutions”.
Le célèbre Général d’Enrico Baj représente un homme à la poitrine ornée de médailles, vêtu d’un uniforme de camouflage. C’est un portrait ironique, faisant référence aux représentations officielles d’hommes politiques modernes : le Général a l’air furieux, avec ses yeux rouges et ses gestes brusques, comme s’il jouait dans une pièce de théâtre. Baj fût inspiré par la « Pataphysique », l’ironique « science des solutions imaginaires ».
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