Marino Marini and His Sculpture "Little Rider"
Marini (1901-1980) is considered one of the most significant sculptors of the 20th century. The Marino Marini Museum, opened in Milan in 1973, pays tribute to his magnificent life's work. A cast of the original sculpture "Little Rider" (1947) is part of the collection of the Kunsthalle Bremen.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Grunenberg, Director of the Kunsthalle Bremen, on this artwork:
"Marino Marini's sculpture of 1947 conveys no expression of control or strong leadership. The reins are loose, and the gazes of the horse and rider go in different directions. With this figure, Marini reflects on the events of his time. For me, the little rider is thus also a reminder that it is important to remain vigilant and to carefully observe current events. You need a clear stance because everything else leads to disoriented powerlessness."