Wednesday, June 4, 2014

130. Museo Marino Marini

This Museum - in the former church of San Pancrazio - is dedicated to the work of Italian sculptor and painter Marino Marini ( 1901- 1980 ). The Museum houses 182 works of art  - sculptures, paintings, drawings and engravings by Marini.


 

Marino attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence from 1917 to 1920, and although he never abandoned painting, he devoted himself primarily to sculpture from about 1922, and he is probably best known for his equestrian sculptures. 

I first came across his work in Venice and find his sculptures hugely exciting and it was a joy to find a whole museum packed with his works. Although the streets of Florence were packed with pesky tourists, I had the Museum practically to myself which always delights me.

 Pomona - bronze - 1945


 Cavaliere - bronze - 1947

 Cavaliere - bronze - 1949

 Giovinetta - bronze - 1938

   Il Grido - bronze - 1962

 
 Cavaliere - bronze - 1953

 Miracolo - bronze - 1952

 Composizione-Miracolo - bronze - 1956

 Miracolo - bronze - 1959
 
 Guerriero - polychrome plaster - 1959

 
 Prigioniero ( reclining ) - bronze - 1943


Cavallo - polychrome plaster - 1942
 Giccolieri - #1 and #2 - oils on canvas - 1954

Cavaliere - patinated plaster - 1947
Cavaliere - bronze - 1947
 
 Arcangelo - plaster - 1943

 
 Le Tre Grazie - bronze tile - 1943

 Compozione - bronze tile - 1943

 Nuotatore - wood - 1932

 Ragazza Seduta - terracotta - 1930

 Nudo Femminile - polychrome terracotta - 1932

 Anita - terracotta - 1943

 Cavallo - polychrome plaster - 1952

Figura Seduta - bronze - 1944


And after losing myself in these wonderful artworks it was back out into the crowded laneways of Florence to find a quiet cafe for a shot of caffeine before heading back home to the suburbs.