Marino Marini: Horses, Horsemen and Female Nudes
Barbara Cinelli, Flavio Fergonzi, Philip Rylands
Robilant + Voena & SilvanaEditore, 2018
Marino Marini: Horses, Horsemen and Female Nudes explores the main sculptural themes the artist concentrated on from the 1930s to the 1950s. The most important subject to Marini, and that which the sculptor analysed the most thoroughly, was the Cavallo e cavaliere (Horse and horsemen). Marino Marini modernized the ancient relationship between man and horse, creating a narrative of the horseman being gradually and dramatically unsaddled. Marini also oscillated between the classical tradition of the nude through his Pomone (Pomona) series and an almost caricature-like interpretation with the deformation of the shape of the body.
This publication celebrates Marino Marini (1901-80), one of the most important postwar Italian sculptors, documenting his career with an emphasis on the themes for which he was best known: equestrian statuary and the female nude.