Monday, February 19, 2018

Venice: Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Marino Marini – Visual Passions Exhibition

Photograph and copyright by Manfredi Bellati

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Marino Marini – Visual Passions

In the intimate galleries of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Marino Marini – Visual Passions, until May 1, is curated by Barbara Cinelli and Flavio Fergonzi. It is the exhibition’s second venue after Palazzo Fabroni in Pistoia and allows an unprecedented, concentrated and close examination of more than fifty sculptures by Marino Marini. These are exhibited together with twenty additional works ranging from antiquity to the 20th century, which lend comparison to Marini’s work.
Marino Marini – Miracle – 1955 – polychrome wood

Chinese Art
Ferghana Horse - early Tang Dynasty (618–907)
polychrome terracotta
The exhibition allows for an intensive dialogue between Marini’s sculptures and those from the Italian plastic tradition which interested the artist—the great models of the 20th century and important examples of the sculptural tradition from past centuries: Egyptian, ancient Greek and Etruscan antiquities, Medieval, Renaissance and 19th-century sculpture which have never before been exhibited at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni

Co-curator Flavio Fergonzi
Marino Marini Rider1947 - 

Director Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Karole Vail
Marino Marini
 - Gentleman on Horseback - 1937 - bronze

 “From the beginning of his career, Marino Marini genuinely loved and assiduously engaged with the field of sculptural portraiture. Frequently reproduced in books of the time, these portraits brought the artist important recognition and characterized his participation in the most important exhibitions of the 1930s.”
Chiara Fabi
  Etruscan Art
Cover of a Double Funerary Urn, with the Dead Man and Vanth
early 4th century BCE - memorial-ossuary limestone

Marino Marini People – 1929 - terracotta

 Photograph and copyright by Manfredi Bellati

Greek Art
Metope - fragment, 460–450 BCE - marble

Marino Marini - Imaginary Portrait (Memory of Past Civilizations)
1937 - 

  photograph - Fondazione Marino Marini – courtesy Peggy Guggenheim Collection

In December 1939, in Tempo, Marini wrote that he had always tried to render, in the portrait,  
“More than the expression or character of the person – including that which, about [the sitter], was most communicative, in the least exterior sense – the [sitter’s] poetry…there is no human face in
which this poetry is not enclosed, nested and solidified in a feature, a bump a slight hollow: the artist must be able to recognize and release it.”

Marino Marini - in front of sculptures of Marina and Anita

Co-curator Barbara Cinelli

Marino Marini - Portrait of Germaine Richier – 1945 - bronze

Marino Marini – Jugglers – 1953-1956 -
 polychrome bronze

Henry Moore - Three Standing Figures – 1953 - bronze
Marino Marini  - Pomona1940 - bronze

Ernesto De Fiori
Standing Female Nude - 1927 Bronze

photograph - Fondazione Marino Marini – courtesy Peggy Guggenheim Collection 

 The Female Nudes and “Pomona”
“The ‘Pomona,’ after not seeing it for two years, seemed to me more beautiful than ever.”
Emilio Jesi – 1945
Marino Marini  - Pomona1940 - bronze

Ernesto De Fiori - Standing Female Nude - 1927 Bronze

President of the Fondazione Marino Marini Paolo Pedrazzini
Marino Marini
Boxer – 1935 - wood
Peggy Guggenheim Cafe
The press preview was held in the Museum Cafe, situated in the gardens of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Coffee Caviar

Lavvazza’s Marco Melis demonstrates how to make Coffee Caviar, developed with Ferran Adria.  Using a syringe, small drops of coffee are transformed into little balls, which create a myriad of delicious tiny explosions on the palate.

Susan Wise and Rosella Mamoli Zorzi

  Victoria Weathing

Alexia Boro and Maria Rita Cerilli  

 Lucia Veronesi, Tiziano Scarpa and Jo Anne Titmarsh

  Cat Bauer and Roberto Zanon

Photograph and copyright by Manfredi Bellati

Marino Marini - Portrait of Mme Grandjean - 1945
polychrome plaster







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