If you have visited the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, you may have encountered this statue L’Angelo della Città (The Angel of the City), a work of Marino Marini. I have heard the rider’s appendage is removable, in case the museum is expecting visitors who might be shocked by this enthusiastic display!
Photo courtesy of Guggenheim Museum
In one of my stumble-upon encounters, I found a whole museum centered on the works of this artist (and other contemporary artists). This is the Marino Marini Museum, located on San Pancrazio Square, Florence.
These venerable lions guard the entrance to the museum.
There were a few ancient frescoes visible, here and there.
And a dimly lit underground tunnel that takes visitors to another section of the museum.
The morning sun cast interesting shadows onto the walls.
The museum is housed in the San Pancrazio church, which has been deconsecrated, with the exception of the Rucellai Chapel which contains this small funerary sepulchre.
Here are just a few of the works on display.
But wait! There’s more. When you visit this museum, the ticket will give you free entry to the Marino Marini Museum in Pistoia. How’s that for a bargain? And, don’t you just love the artist’s name?