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Giocoliere e Due Cavalli, Blu, Giallo, e Nero

Accession Number
1953/2.51

Title
Giocoliere e Due Cavalli, Blu, Giallo, e Nero

Artist(s)
Marino Marini

Artist Nationality
Italian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1953

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
26 in x 20 in (66 cm x 50.8 cm);26 in x 19 7/8 in (66.04 cm x 50.5 cm);24 in x 15 1/2 in (60.96 cm x 39.37 cm);32 1/8 in x 26 1/8 in (81.6 cm x 66.36 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Created after Marini returned to Milan after WWII, this print depicts two of his major subject matter: horses and performers. Marini developed these themes during the time he spent in his wife's native Switzerland during the war. The two themes both represent a return to art historical motifs and a look forward. Though he was primarily known as a sculptor, Marini worked extensively in two-dimensions. These two-dimensional works were not merely sculptural studies or secondary works but an active part of his practice in investigating different ways to present modernist form.

Physical Description
At the center of the page, there are two horses and a figure standing in a row. The horse on the far left looks to the left and is outlined in white and its body is black. This black color extends outside of the horse's body and creates a border around the other two figures. At the center, a second horse looks straight out and is colored in yellow. On the far right, there is a figure, colored in blue. The figure's hands are up in the air above their head. The print is signed (l.r.) "MARINO".

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Equus caballus (species)
Italian (culture or style)
Modernist
abstraction
acrobats
horses
modern and contemporary art

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PAST - Maize & Blue
(Part of: FFW Lower Level Study Cases     )

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