A mid century original coloured lithograph by the Italian artist Marino Marini, titled ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’, printed by the well known French printers studio Mourlot in Paris in 1973.
‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ (The Rite of Spring) is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was the source of inspiration for this artwork by Marini.
One of Italy’s most celebrated sculptors of the 20th century, Marino Marini primarily produced figurative bronze sculptures, though his practice also included paintings, drawings and etchings. Marini drew on the tradition of Etruscan and northern European sculpture, reinterpreting classical themes such as the female nude, the portrait bust, and the equestrian figure, which he combined with aspects of modernism—in particular exaggerated and elongated forms. Towards the end of his career Marini’s sometimes-monumental sculptures became increasingly abstracted. On trips to Paris and New York, he associated with Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Arp, Max Beckmann, and Alexander Calder, among other major modernist artists.
This coloured lithograph is housed in a simple gilt frame that suits it perfectly. The print is framed behind glass. Both print and frame are in good vintage condition.
Size: 40.5 x 35.5 cm (including the frame)
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