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Home arrow ART arrow Independence and Me. Marino Marini, a conversation with modernity
Independence and Me. Marino Marini, a conversation with modernity
Written by Franca Lugato   
venerdì, 09 marzo 2018
peggy_marino.jpgA new exhibition at Guggenheim’s, Marino Marini. Visual Passions, takes us to discover the wealth and importance of the production of an artist who enjoyed international fame, a genius who often isolated himself from the contemporary art world, a world of fierce ideological battles. In this exhibition, however, Marini is shown as a player who was current with the Italian tradition of sculpture, from Etruscan archaism to the Classic era, to XX century art by Martini, Manzù, Richier, Moore, Picasso, just to name a few.

 

It will all become apparent as we look at comparison pieces. Among his early works, we find extraordinary terracotta piece Popolo, a reflection of Etruscan plasticity and at the same time a modern research that the young sculptor conducted on the latest art trends. The virile nudes of the 1930s, sculpted in wood, show an artist that reached his maturity and was able to compete in the field of ‘pure-form sculpture’, the test bed of plastic modelling. Of the same years is Arturo Martini’s Tobiolo and Giacomo Manzù’s anti-hero David. Free, poetic shapes define his curvy Pomonas. Amazing portraits are exhibited, too. Peggy Guggenheim bought the Angel of the City, soon to become a symbol of the Collection and to be installed in the terrace on the Grand Canal.
 

«Marino Marini. Passioni visive»
Until 1st May 2018

Collezione Peggy Guggenheim - Venice

www.guggenheim-venice.it