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Ganimed, 1978

Oil on canvas
71 × 53 3/10 in
180.3 × 135.3 cm
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Property from a Private Collection, Minnesota
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Signed and dated 'CARLO MARIA MARIANI 1978' on the reverse
Carlo Maria Mariani
Italian, b. 1931
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Beneath the surface of classical imagery, Carlo Maria Mariani’s hyperrealistic allegorical paintings constitute “a vital dialogue with contemporary art, concerns of the day, and human endeavor in a troubled world,” as one critic wrote. His elegant depictions of Greco-Roman nudes allude as much to Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, and Joseph Beuys, as they do to the antiquities that abound in his native Rome, or to the 18th-century Neoclassicism that revived those ideals of beauty. Ranging from enigmatic, conceptual scenes that juxtapose different styles to masterfully executed classical heads set against abstract backdrops, Mariani’s work, writes David Bourdon, “affirms his belief that certain ideals and values transcend the time and place of their origin and continue to exert a seductive appeal beyond the framework of history.”

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About the work
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P
Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, Minnesota
Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right; …

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Property from a Private Collection, Minnesota
Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right; Property Subject to VAT Section 4, 5% (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated 'CARLO MARIA MARIANI 1978' on the reverse
Carlo Maria Mariani
Italian, b. 1931
Follow

Beneath the surface of classical imagery, Carlo Maria Mariani’s hyperrealistic allegorical paintings constitute “a vital dialogue with contemporary art, concerns of the day, and human endeavor in a troubled world,” as one critic wrote. His elegant depictions of Greco-Roman nudes allude as much to Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, and Joseph Beuys, as they do to the antiquities that abound in his native Rome, or to the 18th-century Neoclassicism that revived those ideals of beauty. Ranging from enigmatic, conceptual scenes that juxtapose different styles to masterfully executed classical heads set against abstract backdrops, Mariani’s work, writes David Bourdon, “affirms his belief that certain ideals and values transcend the time and place of their origin and continue to exert a seductive appeal beyond the framework of history.”

Ganimed, 1978

Oil on canvas
71 × 53 3/10 in
180.3 × 135.3 cm
Bidding closed
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