Florence – Marino Marini Museum (Miracolo)

This work, meaning ‘Miracle’ in English, was created by Marino Marini in 1952 and was cast in bronze. As with many other works by the artist on this theme, it’s a horse and rider in what looks quite a precarious position. Marini comes back to this throughout his career, and he starts with a horse and rider under control, and throughout time, as the artist despairs with the world, the situation becomes more chaotic. Quite a nice metaphor, it could be argued that we need something similar given the political situation that we face today.