Marino Marini

Pomona

About this artwork

Pomona is the Roman goddess of fruit who watched over the orchards. Normally her attribute is an apple carried in the hand, but this sculpture has been given a modern twist, and here she wears a watch, a ring and a bracelet. The outline of a swimsuit is suggested in places and she may be wearing a bathing-cap, which would explain her bald head. Marini was influenced by the work of Aristide Maillol, who made several versions of a Pomona sculpture. Marini's Pomona may be seen as a light-hearted response to the solemn gravity of Maillol's figures.

Marino Marini

Marino Marini