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Marino Marini: From archaism to the end of form, at the Pinacoteca

18 Jul 2015
27 Sep 2015

JUL 18, 2015
SEP 27, 2015

Starting July 18, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, the art museum of the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture, receives the exhibit titled Marino Marini: do arcaísmo ao fim da forma [“Marino Marini: From archaism to the end of form”].

Curated by Alberto Salvadori, director of Museo Marino Marini in Florence, the exhibit is the first retrospective in Brazil of this Italian artist known worldwide for his bronze sculptures, and one of the foremost names of Italian modern art.

The exhibit will provide the public with a broad and generous vision of Marini’s artistic production, exhibiting 68 pieces, including sculptures, paintings and drawings from different periods of his career. The show brings together works of two important institutions dedicated to Marini’s work in Italy: Museo Marino Marini in Florence, and Fondazione Marino Marini in Pistoia – birthplace of the artist.

Born in Pistoia (1901–1980), in the region of Tuscany, Marini grew up surrounded by the influences of neighboring city, Florence, nurturing a strong bond with Etruscan and Egyptian art found in museums in the region, developing four themes in particular in his work: portrait, Pomona (incarnation of the eternal feminine form), horses and riders, and the circus. He was extremely fascinated by the latter, feeling intrigued by the nature of the craft of jugglers, clowns and acrobats.

“The relevance of Marino Marini was that of an artist who did not behave like a philologist, did not accept the historical data consumed by study and by the anthropomorphic interpretation of the subject, but rather revealed, in his work, a dimension of topicality in the material under a direct relationship between man and subject,” says Alberto Salvadori.

The exhibit “Marino Marini: From archaism to the end of form” is sponsored by Pirelli with support from Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Paolo. This initiative is part of the “Year of Italy in Latin America” promoted by Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

On view from July 18 through September 27, after showing at Fundação Iberê Camargo in Porto Alegre.