Dino Rosin was born in Venice on May 30th, 1948. When he was just two months old, his family moved to Murano, the island of glassmakers. When he was twelve years old he quit school and started to work with passion and enthusiasm for one of the historic and most renowned glassworks in the island, the “Barovier & Toso”.His passion for glass soon helped him to emerge, since it was extremely easy for him to express his keenness and his enthusiasm in trying to shape such material...
Dino Rosin was born in Venice on May 30th, 1948. When he was just two months old, his family moved to Murano, the island of glassmakers. When he was twelve years old he quit school and started to work with passion and enthusiasm for one of the historic and most renowned glassworks in the island, the “Barovier & Toso”.
His passion for glass soon helped him to emerge, since it was extremely easy for him to express his keenness and his enthusiasm in trying to shape such material.
In 1963 he joined his brothers Loredano and Micro, owners of the “Artvet” glassworks, Dino was fifteen years old then and he had the privileged chance to collaborate with the brother Loredano, that was becoming popular as master glassmaker,w hen Egidio Costantini, owner of the celebrated “Fucina degli Angeli” (“Forge of the Angels”), proposed him to start a partnership with some of the most famous artists of the period, that were used to spending time at his forge, such like Picasso, Chagall, Jean Cocteau, Le Corbusier and others.
The innovative thought was to carry out their works of art with pioneering techniques never used before. Such experience gave Loredano the opportunity to engage in major works, and Dino to improve his skills trained by his brother.
During 1975 Loredano, at the top of the consciousness of his artistic ability in glass shaping, decided to fulfill his life-long desire to open an art laboratory of his own where he would have realized his projects at his best developing new and peculiar works of art. Soon Leredano proposed to Dino to join him in this project. With his brother on his side Dino starts to improve his creativity, and the same time to refine his techniques, monitoring personally all the stages of the production process, the mix of raw materials, the blending of the glass composition, it’s shaping inn the forge with his conception and inspiration, and at last the “cold working”, where Dino reaches his top. The “intaglio” (carving) and the “molatura” (grinding) of large glass sculptures garnished him the privilege to be considered in the upper elite of glass artists.
Today Dino Rosin, together with his brother Mirco (who is administrator and organizational manager) is working hard at a new project: the “DINO ROSIN ARTE STUDIO s.r.l.” where he is creating new and wonderful sculptures day after day.
“Maestro” Dino is extremely interested in the development of young talents. Among them there is his son Diego. Diego joined his father after finishing his school. Dino’s masterpieces are exhibited in many important art galleries worldwide.
Like Norman Rockwell, Seuss personally created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, final line drawing and finished work for each page of every project he illustrated. Despite the technical and budgetary limitations of color printing during the early and mid-twentieth century, Dr. Seuss the artist was meticulous about color selection. He created specially numbered color charts and elaborate color call-outs to precisely accomplish his vision for each book. Saturated reds and blues, for example, were carefully chosen for The Cat in the Hat to attract and maintain the visual attention of a six-year-old audience. By the time Seuss’s book career took off, sharp draftsman skills were evident in drawings. His ability to move a storyline ahead via illustrations filled with tension, movement and color became a hallmark component of his work, and the surreal images that unfolded over six decades became the catalyst for a humorous and inspired learning experience.
Artist Leo Rijn, the inaugural sculptor for the Dr. Seuss Tribute Collection I, was selected to launch this project due to his prized work with some of today’s top talent in the world of film, entertainment and the visual arts (including Tim Burton, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg). Rijn has been identified as one of today’s brightest sculpting talents because of his ability to breathe life into the written word and successfully transform two-dimensional ideas into three-dimensional works of art. Universal Studios commissioned Leo to develop and oversee the creation of numerous maquette scale models for the Monumental Dr. Seuss Sculptures at Seuss Landing in Orlando, Florida. Leo was instrumental in the art direction for many of the sculpted characters and buildings now on display at this permanent Seuss attraction. His strikingly accurate Seuss works embody a masterful and intuitive Seussian sensibility, establishing him as a leading talent in interpretive sculpting.
Seuss embarked on an ingenious project in the early 1930s as he evolved from two-dimensional artworks to three-dimensional sculptures. What was most unusual for these mixed-media sculptures was the use of real animal parts including beaks, antlers and horns from deceased Forest Park Zoo animals where Seuss’s father was superintendent. Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy was born in a cramped New York apartment and included a menagerie of inventive creatures with names like the “Two Horned Drouberhannis,” “Andulovian Grackler,” and “Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn.” Shortly after Seuss created this unique collection of artworks, Look Magazine dubbed Seuss “The World’s Most Eminent Authority on Unheard-Of Animals.” To this day, Seuss’s Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy remains as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multi-dimensional creativity.
Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Seuss created a body of irrepressible work that redefines this American icon as an iconographic American artist. Yet, the Secret Art often shows a side of the artist that most readers, familiar with him through his classic children’s books, have never seen. This collection, created over a period of more than 60 years, encompasses the entirety of Seuss’s multi-dimensional talent. The artistic golden thread highlighted throughout this collection is apparent in each wildly imaginative and surreal Secret Art image. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss is an inimitable collection of artworks created at night for his own personal enjoyment. These works were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime and provide a deeper glimpse into the art and life of this celebrated American Icon.