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Sergio Rossetti Morosini

Sergio Rossetti Morosini
Award: Cantor Fitzgerald[1]
Active in New York City and the Atlantic Forest
Born: 1953
Height: 5'9" (1.75 m)
Spouse: Adèle Rossetti Morosini (m. 1976- )
Children: Ana Rossetti Morosini, Sergio E. Rossetti Morosini

Sergio Rossetti Morosini (born in 1953 - ) is an American artist, and a descendant of an old Venetian family[2] that settled in the Atlantic Forest in Southern Brazil.[3] He grew up in the city of Guarapuava, in the heart of the state of Paraná's Araucaria Forest.[4]

In his early 20s he represented Brazil in United States as a Cultural Attaché at the Consulate General in New Orleans, Louisiana,[5] where he met the artist, Adèle, then, a Fine Arts student at Tulane University. They were married in 1976. Besides being educated in economics and diplomacy, he holds Master's degrees in Fine Arts and History of Art from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.[6]

Twice invited to the Vatican to view from the scaffolding, the restoration of the frescoes Michelangelo painted on the Sistine, the private Chapel of the Pope. First, in early Fall 1987, as a guest of the Agnelli family and the curator of the Vatican Museums, Fabrizio Mancinelli, during the Restoration and controversy of the ceiling,[7] and later, in the Summer of 1992, to view the restoration of The Last Judgment with Dr. Diana Gisolfi of the Pratt Institute, as guests of Marilyn Perry,[8] president of the Kress Foundation and the Head Restorer for Papal Monuments, Museums and Galleries, Gianluigi Colalucci.[9]

First to observe that in 1511, Titian described the volume in a two-dimensional fresco painting of Saint Anthony's Miracle of the Jealous Husband, in the Scuola del Santo, Padua, Italy, by actually sculpting it in relief rather than describing it illusionistically.[10]

He is devoted to the conservation of the Art in the New York City Landmarks.[11] Among his works are the Charles Millard Pratt House, 241 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill Historic District, now the home of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn,[12] the Brockholst building at 101 W 85th Street, and Columbus Avenue, NY, NY 10024,[13] and his Bust of Michelangelo Buonarroti above the door of the National Arts Club,[14] 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003, both a National Historic and a New York City Landmarks.[15]

Sergio is currently shooting a documentary on the endangered ecosystems of the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.[16][17] In Spring 2007, he moved his Studios from Brooklyn to Poughkeepsie, in the Hudson Valley, NY.

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The Winged Gargoyle, stone, sculpted by Sergio Rossetti Morosini, on the Façade of the NYC Landmark Brockholst Building
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The Bust of Michelangelo, stone, sculpted by Sergio Rossetti Morosini, on the Façade of the National Historic and a NYC Landmark, The National Arts Club
Fireworks: The Night of the Redentore, oil painting, 79"x110", by Sergio Rossetti Morosini, 1995
File:Winged Gargoyle, stone, sculpted by Sergio Rossetti Morosini, on the Façade of the NYC Landmark Brockholst Building.jpg
Winged Gargoyle, stone, sculpted by Sergio Rossetti Morosini, on the Façade of the NYC Landmark Brockholst Building

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  2. Morosini family
  3. Italian Brazilian#cite note-IBGEOrigemIt-18
  7. "Conservators Endorse Sistine Restoration", John Russell, The New York Times, April 16, 1987
  8. The large, 79"x110", oil painting, The Night of the Redentore, was painted from sketches Morosini made from Marilyn Perry's Zattere waterfront penthouse apartment on la Giudecca canal, overlooking the Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore during the Feast of the Redeemer in the Summer of 1994, in Venice, Italy.
  9. "Vatican Restorers Are Ready for Last Judgment" by Marlise Simons, Te New York Times, June 19, 1991
  10. "Titian, The Miracle of the Jealous Husband, 1511", in New Findings in Titian's Fresco Technique at the Scuola del Santo in Padua, The Art Bulletin; March 1999, Volume LXXXI Number 1
  12. William Tubby designed the Charles Millard Pratt House at 241 Clinton Avenue, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn in 1893, located in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill Historic District. It is one of the city’s finest examples of Romanesque revival architecture. Presently, it is the home of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn.
  16. Meio Ambiente é Tema de Documentário, Tatiana Lazzarotto, Diário de Guarapuava, June 30, 2009, year 10, number 2630, Regional Edition, Paraná, Brazil