Marino Marini  (Italian, 1901-1980) 

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Marino Marini, Gran Cavaliere

 

Marino Marini
Gran Cavaliere
Auction: May 15, 2014
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
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Marino Marini, Gentiluomo a cavallo

 

Marino Marini
Gentiluomo a cavallo
1937

Auction: Apr 29, 2014
Stockholms Auktionsverk
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Marino Marini, Portrait of a Woman

 

Marino Marini
Portrait of a Woman
Gilden's Arts UK
Marino Marini, Cavallo e cavalieri

 

Marino Marini
Cavallo e cavalieri
1951

Galerie Schwarzer GmbH
Marino Marini, Composizione

 

Marino Marini
Composizione
1956

Galerie von Vertes
Marino Marini, Still Life (Tribute to Delacroix)

 

Marino Marini
Still Life (Tribute to Delacroix)
1926-1927

Galleria Open Art
Marino Marini, Bunter Reiter II

 

Marino Marini
Bunter Reiter II
1976

Donna Leatherman LLC
Marino Marini, Horse and Rider

 

Marino Marini
Horse and Rider
1954

Scott White Contemporary Art
Marino Marini, Paesaggio

 

Marino Marini
Paesaggio
1933

Galleria Open Art
Marino Marini, Graphic Work / Opera Grafica

 

Marino Marini
Graphic Work / Opera Grafica
1972

Gilden's Arts UK
Marino Marini, Ballerino

 

Marino Marini
Ballerino
1976

Donna Leatherman LLC
Marino Marini, Bunter Reiter I

 

Marino Marini
Bunter Reiter I
1975

Donna Leatherman LLC
Marino Marini, Chevaux et Cavaliers

 

Marino Marini
Chevaux et Cavaliers
Juffermans Fine Art
Marino Marini, Piccola figura (one of a kind sculpture)

 

Marino Marini
Piccola figura (one of a kind sculpture)
1950

Galleria Open Art
Marino Marini, Color to Form III

 

Marino Marini
Color to Form III
Knight Galleries International
Marino Marini, Marino, from Shakespeare I, Plate II

 

Marino Marini
Marino, from Shakespeare I, Plate II
1977

Leslie Sacks Fine Art
Marino Marini, Marino, from Shakespeare I, Plate III

 

Marino Marini
Marino, from Shakespeare I, Plate III
1977

Leslie Sacks Fine Art
Marino Marini, Marino, from Shakespeare I, Plate I

 

Marino Marini
Marino, from Shakespeare I, Plate I
1977

Leslie Sacks Fine Art
Marino Marini, Marino, from Shakespeare I, Plate V

 

Marino Marini
Marino, from Shakespeare I, Plate V
1977

Leslie Sacks Fine Art
Marino Marini, Marino, from Shakespeare I, Plate VIII

 

Marino Marini
Marino, from Shakespeare I, Plate VIII
1977

Leslie Sacks Fine Art
Marino Marini, Marino, from Shakespeare II, Plate I

 

Marino Marini
Marino, from Shakespeare II, Plate I
1978

Leslie Sacks Fine Art
Marino Marini, La Caduta dell'Angelo

 

Marino Marini
La Caduta dell'Angelo
1972

Art 45 ltd
Marino Marini, L'Immaginazione

 

Marino Marini
L'Immaginazione
1966-1978

Art 45 ltd
Marino Marini, In Composizione

 

Marino Marini
In Composizione
1970

Art 45 ltd
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1901   Born in Pistoia, Italy. (February 27)
1917   Accademia di Belle Arti. Florence, Italy
1936   Prize of the Quadriennale of Rome. Italy
1952   Grand Prize for Sculpture at teh Venice Biennale
1954   Feltrinelli Prize at the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome
1980   Died in Viareggio, Italy (August 6)
  Born in 1901 in Pistoia, Marini was trained as a painter in the great Renaissance art center of Florence at the Academia di Belle Arti. He drew small subjects from life, such as flowers, birds and insects, and he also sculpted. Marini worked intensively, experimenting with different materials, from terracotta to wood and plaster combined with paint, which he also sometimes used with bronze in order to accentuate forms and express movement.

In 1928 he traveled to Paris where he made his début as a sculptor, studied with Picasso and other leading modern artists. He also was a close associate of Henry Moore. Marini later returned to Italy, settling in Milan and teaching in nearby Monza. During this period Marini exhibited at La Mostra del Novecento Toscano at the Galleria Milano in Milan.

Marini was strongly influenced by the suffering he witnessed in Italy during the war. In 1950, at about the time he was gaining worldwide prominence, he described his work, as part of a "new renaissance of sculpture in Italy, the new humanist, the new reality."

Marini's work has an elemental simplicity and has almost been limited, apart from his few portrait heads, to three themes: the female figure, the rider and horse and dancers and jugglers. All of these themes are symbolic, imbued with meaning and significance drawn from his own mythology. His typical female figure, the Pomona, Roman goddess of fruit trees and hence a symbol of fertility, is archetypal of the Mother Goddess. The rider and horse is a symbol equally universal and is often interpreted as man riding and controlling his instincts, the horse being the symbol of the animal component in man, often specifically, the erotic instincts. The third corner of Marini's personal mythical thematic triangle, the dancers and jugglers, are an extension of the overall optimism which breaks through in his sometimes cloudy vision. They display a vibrancy, an attempt to escape from the restraints and impositions of weight and space.

Marini gained international renown in the 1950s with three major exhibitions of his work in Amsterdam, Brussels, and New York where his "Great Horse" is displayed in the Rockefeller Collection. His best-known work is the large bronze horse and rider commissioned for the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy. Marini's working life covered more than 60 years of prodigious and prolific activity. He has had exhibitions in almost every major city in the world and prizes, medals and awards were constantly accorded him. Though Marini died in 1980, his works - sculpture, painting and graphics - live on, a continuing testament to a "Master" artist.

1978   National Museum of Modern Art. Tokyo, Japan
1973   Galleria d'Arte Moderna. Milan, Italy
1966   Retrospective. Palazzo Venezia in Rome
1963 - 1964   Toninelli Arte Moderna. Milan, Italy
1962   Retrospective. Kunsthaus Zurich
1951   Kestner-Gesellschaft. Hannover. Travelled to: Kunstverein. Hamburg. and the Haus der Kunst of Munich.
1950   Cuchholz Gallery. New York, NY
1950   Hanover Gallery. London
1944   "Twentieth-Century Italian Art" MoMA. New York, NY