Alfredo Bai

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Alfredo Bai
Born (1913-11-27)November 27, 1913
Turin
Died June 1980
Trana
Nationality Italian
Known for sculpture
Notable work(s) "Cristo delle Vette"

Alfredo Bai (born Turin, November 27, 1913 – died Giaveno, June 1980) is an Italian sculptor.

Bai worked in the Arsenale di Torino, before he served as soldier in the guerrilla operation in the Valli di Lanzo during World War II. In the 1950s he discovered his vocation for sculpture, and realized different works in the whole Piedmontese region.

"Cristo delle Vette"[edit]

His most significant work is certainly "Cristo delle Vette", a monumental statue in bronze of Jesus Christ, which was carried and placed by the 37th Alpini Company, commanded by Costanzo Picco,[1] on the top of the Balmenhorn in the Pennine Alps on September 4, 1955.[2] Before the enterprise of transport, the 360 centimeters sculpture was subdivided into eleven parts, the head for itself had 54 kg.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cinquante'anni fa l'epica impresa degli alpini: posato sul Balmenhorn il „Cristo delle vette“ (Italian), L'Alpino, August/September 2005.
  2. ^ Bai Alfredo (Italian), notes from the end of 1951, Vity of Turin.
  3. ^ Il Cristo delle Vette (Italian), September 8, 2008.