Rosetta Zingale, painter, was born in Bronte
dead in Milan in 1996.
She studied with the professor Carpi to The Brera Academy (Milan) where has
lived and worked actively, taking part in the national artistic life from
Milanese of adoption, her Sicilian nature was always expressed in her works.
Her pictorial mode remained decidedly Mediterranean with the impressive
lonely trees, the massive and impenetrable fortresses, the country towns
clinging to Etna's lava slopes or hidden in gorges of a
rocky spur, the flowers, the nature with her solar colors.
Her works are present in the major Italian collections and in many foreign
cities (New York, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Brussels, Helsinki).
Our Rosetta had several "personal exhibitions" in Italy and abroad
besides the participations to the Prix Signature (Paris, 1969), Salon de
l'Art libre (Paris, 1961) and to very many Italian and foreign art shows
where it was appreciated and rewarded.
Because of her fecund work was called to be part, as merit
academician, of the Academy of the "500".
On her art wrote, among the others, Leonardo Borgese, Dino Buzzati, Gino
Traversi and Dino Villani.
In 1962 Carlo
Carrà, was praising her as "deserving to be
signaled for the tonal seriousness and the composing value".
She was eighty years old when she
died in Milan in 1996.
Leaving a great
deal of her works to the art gallery being set in premises of the Real Capizzi College.
"The chromatic mix gains for the Zingale a
determinant importance, not only from the tonal values, also essential, but
even for the weight, for the consistency
of the superimposition from which derives that specific value that the artist can
confer a determinant plastic function".
The artist left many of her
works to Bronte.
They shall be exposed in the new Capizzi
College art gallery