PART 4 of our online tour of Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes

With our spaces closed, we continue our online tour of the current exhibition, Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes. 

Pomona, 1941: 

This life-size sculpture constitutes a ‘point of arrival’ for Marini’s research before the fracture in his artistic production, caused by the war experience and his self-exile in Switzerland.  This bronze, once again, has a very belabored surface,…

Continuing our blog tour of Marini Marini: Arcadian Nudes

Read on for a detailed mini tour of three more of the pieces (currently not) on view at CIMA.


– Figura Seduta, 1944: As Marini returned to the female nude throughout the 1930s and 40s, his treatment of the subject had both moments of stasis and flux. Figura Seduta (Seated Figure)

exemplifies the artist’s flexibility…

A message of positivity and gratitude

As you may know, CIMA has been closed since March 13th, 2020 due to the ongoing public health crisis related to COVID-19.

It breaks our heart to interrupt our programs, fellowships, guided tours, and exhibition viewing hours, but the reason for doing this is beyond our– or anyone’s–control.  We must follow official directives, and we…

Nicol Mocchi on Marini’s Susanna

‘Susanna’ (Susanna) is the title of a fascinating sculpture by Marino Marini that is on view here at CIMA as part of the Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes exhibition [Figure 1].

Cast in bronze after the Second World War, its plaster was conceived in 1943 during Marini’s self-imposed sojourn in the village of Tenero-Locarno, in Switzerland…


– What is your favourite artwork from the Marino Marini show at CIMA and why? One of my favourite artworks from CIMA’s current exhibition is Marino Marini’s Nudo femminile (Female Nude) created in 1932-34, a piece in wood: the naturalism with which the sculptor made the anatomy of the female body distances itself from the…


This season’s interns are ready to introduce themselves to the CIMA community! Meet Aimee Morris,  Carina D’Urso, Claudia Roma, and Matilde Manicardi.

Aimee Morris

How did you first become interested in Art History? When I started at Barnard College, I felt like I had a number of interests but no outlet to combine them. I…