Marino Marini and his Sculpture "Little Rider"
Marini (1901-1980) is considered one of the most important 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 in the collection of the Kunsthalle Bremen.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Grunenberg, Director of the Kunsthalle Bremen, about this artwork:
“Marino Marini's sculpture of 1947 conveys no expression of control or strong leadership. The reins are loose, and the horse and rider look in different directions. With this figure, Marini reflects the events of his time. For me, the little rider is thus also a reminder that it is important to remain alert and to observe current events attentively. You need a clear stance because everything else leads to disoriented powerlessness."