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Marino Marini


1901-1980

Bio

Marino Marini is born in Pistoia in 1901. He attends the Accademia di Belle Arti, an art school in Florence. In 1929, he succeeds sculptor Arturo Martini, whom he greatly admires, as a professor at the Scuola d’Arte di Villa Reale in Monza, near Milan. In 1935, he wins the Quadriennale di Roma, and in 1936, he moves to Switzerland. In 1940, he is appointed as a professor in sculptural art at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. In 1946, he settles in Milan.
Marini’s participation in an exhibition in New York, in 1950, brings him into contact with leading American and European artists, and exhibitions in Hamburg and Munich follow. He is present at the Documenta I, II and III (1955, 1959 and 1964) in Kassel.
Although he paints and draws, Marini is best known as a sculptor. He is inspired by ancient Greek and Etruscan art. The female nude, the portrait bust and horse and rider are central themes in his work. Over the years, his work becomes more abstract, but his motifs stay recognizable.
Marini has an extensive graphic oeuvre to his name. Around 1920, he creates a small number of etchings. However, it is only in 1941 that he returns to graphic art, which he continues to produce until his death in 1980.

Marino Marini at Olla Art
Marino Marini, working on 'Il bagnante' (1943) in his studio in Locarno
Werk

Composizione

1961
Etching on Auvergne du Moulin Richard-de-Bas-paper
51.1 x 37.9 cm (sheet), 35.2 x 29.6 cm (image)

Untitled

1961
Lithograph on Japan, included in the book ‘Marino Marini: Plastik’ by Helmut Lederer, with an introduction by Eduard Trier
29.6 x 24.2 cm

Ballerino

1974
Etching with aquatint on Magnani
100 x 70 cm (sheet), 63.3 x 47.8 cm (image)

Chevaux et cavaliers IV

1972
Lithograph on Arches
49.9 x 64.8 cm (sheet), approx. 37 x 51 cm (image)

Giocoliere e cavallo

1969
Etching and drypoint on Grand Vélin de Rives
53 x 42.7 cm (sheet), 35.5 x 29.6 cm (image)

Pomona

1951
Etching and drypoint on Grand Vélin de Rives
53.5 x 42.8 cm (sheet), 35.5 x 29.5 cm (image)

L’Impiccato

1946
Etching on Rives BFK
65.5 x 50 cm (sheet), 40 x 33.2 cm (image)

Chevaux et cavaliers III

1972
Lithograph on Arches
50 x 65 cm (sheet), 38.5 x 49.5 cm (image)

Le cavalier noir (L’Impazzata)

1962
Lithography
55 x 43.1 cm (sheet), approx. 41 x 31.5 cm (image)

Giocoliere (Idea e Spazio II)

1963
Colour etching on Vélin Rives
39.5 x 30 (image)

Sogno di cavaliere (Idea e Spazio VIII)

1963
Colour etching on Vélin Rives
50.5 x 38.2 cm (sheet), 39.8 x 30 cm (image)

L’Idea del cavaliere

1969
Lithograph on BFK Rives
75 x 53.5 cm (sheet), 52 x 39.5 cm (image)

La caduta dell’angelo

1961
Etching on Vélin Rives
70 x 54 cm (sheet), 41 x 32 cm (image)

From Color to Form I

1969
Lithograph on Arches
50.5 x 65 cm (sheet), 39.5 x 52 cm (image)

Tre Cavalli

1977
Aquatint on Rives
72.2 x 57 cm (sheet), 49.5 x 36.5 cm (image)

Marino from Goethe IV

1979
Etching with aquatint on Vélin Rives
91 x 63 cm (sheet), 63 x 48.5 cm (image)

Tre cavalli

1977
Etching with aquatint on BFK Rives
72 x 57 cm (sheet), 51.4 x 39.4 cm (image)

Trio

1954
Drypoint etching on Vélin de Rives
51.5 x 38 cm (sheet), 36 x 29.7 cm (image)

Apparizione

1970
Drypoint etching on Japan
68 x 49 cm (sheet), 41.7 x 29.8 (image)

Il Cavaliere

1971
Etching on Vélin Rives
70.2 × 50 cm (sheet), 41.9 × 32.2 cm (image)

L’Idea del cavaliere

1971
Etching on Vélin Rives
70 x 54 cm (sheet), 44.5 x 37 cm (image)

Scenario

1968
Etching on Vélin Rives
70 x 54 cm (sheet), 41.5 x 32 cm (image)

Composizione di giocolieri

1967
Etching on Vélin Rives
77.5 x 54 cm (sheet), 44.5 x 31.5 (image)

Bagnanti

1950
Etching and drypoint on Grand Vélin de Rives
33 x 24.6 cm

Composizione di miracolo

1960
Etching on Grand Vélin de Rives
53.5 x 42.8 cm (sheet), 29 x 24.9 cm (image)

Cavallo

1974
Lithograph on Vélin d’Arches
50 x 64.5 cm (sheet), 32.5 x 50.5 cm (image)

Untitled

1951
Lithograph
32 x 22 cm

Giocolieri

1978
Etching and drypoint with aquatint on Vélin Rives
76.2 x 56.6 cm (sheet), 50.6 x 37.3 cm (image)

Cavaliere e cavallo

1977
Aquatint on Rives
72.2 x 57.2 cm (sheet), 49.5 x 36.5 cm (beeld)