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Marino Marini: A Sculptor’s Prints

19th March - 18th May 2018

Cavalier et Cheval Cavaliere Superstite In Eqilibrio Spettacolo Miracolo

1952 1963 1975 1963 1970

Set on the slopes of the Cotswold escarpment, Gallery Pangolin is one of the

few galleries to specialise in sculpture and related works on paper. Over the past

twenty seven years the gallery has established a reputation for works of quality and

excellence by Modern and contemporary artists.

Our annual exhibition of sculptors’ prints is this year dedicated to the work of

sculptor Marino Marini (1901 1980) for whom graphic work was a vital component

of his artistic output.

Freed from the laws of three-dimensional space which govern sculpture, Marini

used etching and lithography as a means to express his individual universe with

unrestrained drama and vitality.

Three essential themes pre-occupied Marini througout his career: the female

figure or Pomona, representing an archetypal mother goddess or fertility figure; the

horse and rider, signifying Man and the struggle to control his animal instincts, and

characters from the circus world which express Marini’s over-riding optimism and

humanity’s constant search for an equilibrium between good and bad, life and

death.

Created in the mid 1930s, Marini’s first equestrian works were inspired by sculptures

of medieval knights on horseback and symbolise a primeval or mythical harmony

between Man and Nature. In later works made after the Second World War, the

riders grow ever more desperate and their horses increasingly nervous, articulating

Marini’s increasing horror at the condition of the world.

GALLERY PANGOLIN

9 CHALFORD IND ESTATE CHALFORD GLOS GL6 8NT

TEL 01453 889765 FAX 01453 889762 EMAIL gallery@pangolin-editions.com

www.gallery-pangolin.com

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My riders express the anxiety aroused in me by the events of my epoch. The restlessness of my

horses increases with each new work; the riders become ever more impotent, losing control over

the animals. Thus I seek to symbolise the last stage in the dissolution of a myth, the myth of the

heroic, triumphant individual.

Marino Marini 1970

The many etchings and lithographs depicting jugglers, acrobats and dancers

reflect Man at his most primitive and naive. Constrained within the space they

occupy, the movement of these characters creates tension and drama. A gradual

shift from realistic figuration towards more abstract images is an expression of

Marini’s increasing inner restlessness and anxiety.

The exhibition includes lithographs and etchings executed between 1952 and

1978, a period of great innovation for Marini, particluarly in his growing use of colour

to create drama and suspense.

Gallery Pangolin Director Rungwe Kingdon says We are very proud to be exhibiting

prints by Italy’s greatest 20th Century sculptor.’

A fully illustrated catalogue by Gallery Pangolin will accompany the exhibition.

Bizzarria Invocazione Acrobati Cavallo In Armonia

1975 1966 1963 1978

For further information please contact Sally James or Jane Buck on 01453 889765

The Gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm

GALLERY PANGOLIN

9 CHALFORD IND ESTATE CHALFORD GLOS GL6 8NT

TEL 01453 889765 FAX 01453 889762 EMAIL gallery@pangolin-editions.com

www.gallery-pangolin.com

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