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Horseman

Marino Marini, Italian, (February 27, 1901–August 6, 1980)

Creation date: 1947-1949
Creation place: Italy

Other Information

Type: Gouache Painting
Medium and Support: Ink and gouache
Credit Line: Gift of Earle W. Grant
Accession Number: 1964.247
Dimensions: 15 1/2 in. x 11 in. (39.37 cm x 27.94 cm)

Provenance

Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, California ( - July 10, 1958)

Earle Wilkin Grant, San Diego, California (July 10, 1958 - 1964)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1964 - )

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Tradition and Innovation installation
August 2003
In the 1940s, Marini—most commonly known as a sculptor—produced many variations on the theme of horsemen, a frequent subject in his work. The images seem disoriented and harsh, a feeling increased by simplification of the forms. Marini exploits the paint’s transparency in this work and then intensifies and contrasts the design with heavy, nearly opaque, white wash. This strengthens the abstraction of form and challenges the viewer to look deep into the picture, implying that the true form lies beneath the surface.
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Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

American and European Scultpure of the 40's , 4/4/1973 - 5/6/1973

Tradition and Innovation of European Modernis Drawings in Watercolors San Diego Museum of Art , 8/23/2003 - 12/14/2003

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 51, Figure Number: 99

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 111, no. 99


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