Marino Marini

Also found in: Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Marini, Marino


Born Feb. 27, 1901, in Pistoia. Italian sculptor.

Marini studied at the Academy of Arts in Florence. From 1929 to 1940 he taught at the Higher Institute of Arts in Monza (Lombardy). Beginning in 1940 he taught at the Academy of Arts in Milan. Having overcome the impressionistic fragmentation that characterized his early works, Marino turned in the mid-1920’s to the tradition of archaic art, primarily the art of the Etruscans. He sought to emphasize the lapidary nature and weight of basic masses and to bring out the intrinsic rhythm and structure of the material (The People, terra-cotta, 1929; Ersilia, wood, 1931). Marini’s principal theme—the lone rider—became increasingly tragic, reflecting the artist’s perception of his environment (The Rider, 1936, Jesi Collection, Milan; Monumental Rider, 1957-58; a statue in The Hague).


Read, H., P. Waldberg, and G. Lazzaro. Marino Marini: L’opera completa. Milan, 1970.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Dedicating the exhibition to sculptor Marino Marini, he exhibited 150 works titled Woman and Horse.
Among those pledging to take on Creative Age Challenge 2018 are the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle, Arts Centre Washington, the Marino Marini Museum, Florentine Museum and Institute of Prehistory in Florence, Italy, The Customs House in South Shields, An Talla Solais (Ullapool Visual Arts) in Ullapool, Chichester Festival Theatre, Lakeland Arts' Abbott Hall in Kendal and Battle Hill Primary School in Newcastle.
Original artworks attributed to Lajos Kassak, Willem De Kooning, Marino Marini (sculptor), Giorgio De Chirico, Robert Rauschenberg, Joan Miro and Keith Haring among over 400 items.
Since its opening in 1988, this museum has transformed a former medieval church dedicated to San Pancrazio (where, in the late-fifteenth century, Leon Battista Alberti had created a chapel for the Rucellai family) into an exhibition space that allows visitors to "walk around" the sculpture of the Tuscan master Marino Marini, contemplating it in ever-varied perspectives and with unusual juxtapositions.
Work shown includes that of Toni Stadler, Marino Marini, Auguste Herbin, Fritz Glarner, and Frantisek Kupka.
At auction, a cast of Marino Marini's (1901-80) bronze Cavaliere of 1951 (and cast before 1955) found the top price of the week, realising a record 4.5m [pounds sterling] for the Swedish workers' union Unionen at Christie's Italian Sale on 14 October.
He is a brother to Marino Marini, a $1.2 million yearling who ran second for Aidan O'Brien in the Phoenix Stakes in 2002.
They started to speak to me in Italian and I hadn't a clue what they were saying, but I was stunned when I realised I was being chatted up by the Marino Marini Quartet who were No 1 in the Top 20 with Volare and Coma Prima.
Inspired in part by the sight of refugees on horseback in Italy at the end of the Second World War, the development of Marino Marini's horse sculptures in the ensuing decades were a response to his increasing pessimism about the Cold War, and the possibility of nuclear holocaust.
Stars like Dean Martin, Al Martino, Marino Marini and David Bowie have covered the song.
Ekphrasis, the Greek word for description, dates back to ancient rhetorical practices and has continued to be variously defined by twentieth-century writers from Gertrude Stein, the "literary cubist" who first published her prose poem portraits "Matisse" and "Picasso" in Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Work, to Frank O'Hara, poet and curator for The Museum of Modern Art, whose love poem "Sharing a Coke with You" ambitiously invokes paintings by Marcel Duchamp and Marino Marini, as well as two "schools" of art, Futurism and Impressionism.