Due figure (eng. Two figures). Original drypoint, unknown year. Edition of 60 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
Marino Marini was an Italian modern artist, known for his figurative sculptures, although he has never abandoned painting. Marini always admired the antique statuary, especially Etruscan and Roman, so he interpreted classical themes in a modern way and with modern techniques. Most common classical themes we can see in his works are horse and rider, Pomona – the female nudes inspired by Pomona, the Etruscan goddess of fertility, circus and theater as well as portraits. Bold, straining figures reflect also the influence of German Gothic sculpture. This portrait of two figures looks like a sketch or croquis of male and female figure, where, like in his other portraits, Marini tried to catch the inner poetry of the person, rather than their expression or character.