|Marini Rider 1953 tempera on paper 26.2 x 34.3 cm|
|Marini Equestrian composition 1954 Oil on canvas 51 x 43 cm|
Since completing the preparation for the Glasgow exhibition, I have been looking at the drawings, paintings and sculpture of Marino Marini (1901-1980), who was a tremendous horse artist, as well as portrait artist. He worked in an expressionist way, going far beyond the directly figurative Western tradition of equestrian art, and he was evidently inspired by the forms of the Chinese horse sculptors, as well as primitve artists from Etruscan period.
|Marini Rider 1950 Oil on canvas 78.5 x 57 cm|
|Marini Horse 1945 Bronze 45 x 51 cm|
|Marini Horse 1946 Bronze 44 x 19.5 x 51.5|