Cavallo. 1953. Oil on paper on canvas. Signed and dated lower right. 43 x 63.3 cm (16.9 x 24.9 in). [EL].
Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Maria Teresa Tosi, Fondazione Marino Marini, Pistoia, from 15 May 2015. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné with the number 102.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.
This work is a great example of Marini's fascination for Etruscan art. The Tuscan pride is closely linked with their cultural history. Marini's fascination for the horse as one of the most noble and most useful animals that man can possibly have peaks in an adoration of its beauty and nobleness. Marini's horses are rendered as simple creatures in a noble posture that slightly emanates human dignity. The work is Marini's significant contribution to Italian modernist painting. For its aesthetic effect, formal unity and striking authenticity it is equatable to Marini's great creations.