Florence – Marino Marini Museum (Bagnante)

Meaning ‘bather’ in English, this sculpture by Marino Marini was cast in bronze in 1938. I’ve been trying to bring some understanding of what Marini was representing in these sculptures, with limited success. The Museum of Modern Art in Rome has a similar sculpture, although made from stone, and they have managed to write on their web-site five paragraphs describing their version of the artwork and a further four explaining it. I’m still none the wiser……