Nude. Original drypoint and etching, 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 is a depiction of the most intimate moment of two people in love, simplified as much as possible, just in a few essential lines and shadows, to highlight their emotions.