COSTANTINO MOROSIN

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Costantino Morosin was born in the Veneto in 1950. in 1975 he received a diploma in set designing from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice with a thesis on the semiological affinities between hunting agriculture and architecture in "terra cruda", with research material which he gathered from "Quaderni Neri" and which he produced on a trip to the South Sahara. 


CIAD 1975 - Birth of a Village

CIAD 1975 - Structure of fishing baskets

CIAD 1975 - Structure of a house top
 

CIAD 1975 - Shooting for the Documentary " Rachena "

At a very young age, he worked in Africa as director of social anthropology documentaržes produced for the F.A.O. and some African governments. 

One of his documentaries, "Rachena - Fare assieme", was awarded a prize at the world conference "Hahitat" held in Vancouver, Canada, in 1976.

 

 

In "Cart and horse around rural ltaly", sponsored by the W.W.F. in 1978, he developed a series of ecological themes.

              
                                     


ASOLO 1978 - " Cart and horse around rural ltaly "


"God watch the News" : wall painting, part.
mq 140, Black Out, ROMA 1985.
Subsequentiy he lived in Milan, Turin and Rome, where, in 1980, he founded the weekly "Time Out-What's on in Rome". In this period, Rome and its workings were the focus of his exploration.

 


He produced collages, large murals (La Chiarella, 450 sq.m.) and objects in polypropylene, which were collected in the series "Atomic Morning".
                          


" Past and Future" : wall painting, part., mq 450, 
Girasole MILANO 1985.

Computer graphic. Animated paintings: 
"Energie" e "Flusso", 1984

With "Cnosso" and Energie 1983-84, he was among the first Italian artists to create digital images and interpolations (Archive of Computer Graphics Europe-Rome). 

With the production of telematic exchanges far the RAI programme "In search of the Ark", and with the performance of communication esthetics at the Roman gallery "Il Campo", where he buried one of his bronzes under the floor, Morosin brought to an end a creative cycle begun in 1982 and which had žncluded the use of media and advanced technology. n that year, he had produced an Art hologram, the Totem-Logo for the show "Calcata 1982, Audition for a future kingdom".

Exibition "Other works in progress", Morosin bury "Fertilitŗ" under the ground floor in the art gallery "il Campo", ROMA 1989

    

At this point in his career, the focus of Morosin's activžties once again became an interest in the natural environment and the prevalent use of local materials fashioned on site in the open. Two factors contributed to this shift: the natural and historical assets lavished on the landscape which surrounds Calcata but especially the aw areness Morosin had gained from a variety of powerful artistic experiences he had early in his career.

  

View of Morosin home, Calcata

View of Calcata

Map of the sculpture sites in Calcata
        
        


Sculpture site Madonnella,
Calcata 1986

View of the river Treja, Calcata

Sculpture site, Calcata
   

From this period on, there is an intense production of tuff-stone sculptures, large scale drawings, paintings in black and white as well as works in earthenware, bronze arid glass.

   


Interior of Morosin home


Interior of Morosin home wall painting and paintings


Costantino Morosin
         


" Fruttiera " tufa stone cm 55, 1990

"Grande Madre", Tufa stone, 
h. cm 230, part., 1990

"Testa di cavallo", terra cotta, cm 45, 1991
        
        

"Pinna Renault", terra cotta monocroma, 
h. cm 36, tiratura 1/ 600

"Tavolette grafite", terracotta monocroma, h. cm 16, 1990

"Tavolette grafite", terracotta 
monocroma, h. cm 16, 1990
      
        


Bronzo patinato a fuoco, "Nudo inarcato", 
h. cm 18, tiratura 9 esemplari, 1992

Vetro soffiato, "Cornucopia", 
h. cm 36, 1993
Besides "The Thrones of Calcata", Morosin has created other public monuments (1993-94), far which he has won some national competions.
    

Bronzo patinato a fuoco, "Stele della strada", h. cm 201
ORIOLO ROMANO, 1994


Vetrata, "Uccelli", h. cm 300, part.,CIVITAVECCHIA, 1995

In Calcata in 1996 together with Anne Demyttenaere, he founded Opera Bosco, Art Museum in Nature, open all year far public and school visits. The visitor to the Museum follows a route which displays a number of works made frani on-site materials, using naturalistic techniques.
  
   

"Stanza naturale", m 12x13, 
Museo di Arte nella Natura", CALCATA, 1996

"Venere del muschio", tufo, cm 350x230,
 Museo di Arte nella Natura, CALCATA, 1996

"Cuore", tufo e muschio, cm 80x80x80, part., 
Museo di Arte nella Natura,CALCATA, 1995

"Televisore", tufo, argilla e rami, cm 200x250, part., 
Museo di Arte nella Natura, CALCATA, 1997
   

Between 1998 and 1999, Morosin executed "The Trilith Horses of Castelfranco", three dolmens surmounted by heads composed of eleven monoliths of travertine stone, some of which weigh 26 tons. Like three large gateways they symbolize past, present and future and greet the third millennium.



"Cavalli Trilitici di Castelfranco", Travertino, 1999