Museo Mario Bernasconi
6912 Pazzallo Ticino Switzerland
Private collection of the art work by the Swiss sculptor
Mario Bernasconi 1899-1963 and by his wife,
the painter Irma Bernasconi-Pannes 1902-1971
|Collezione privata delle opere dello scultore svizzero Mario Bernasconi 1899-1963 e di sua moglie la pittrice Irma Bernasconi-Pannes 1902-1971|
Risveglio, Belvedere Park in Lugano
L'Acquaiola, fountain , Paradiso-Lugano
1956 - Inauguration of the Acquaiola (The Water carrier) on the Quai of Paradiso in the center of the fountain.
Regarding the Water-carrier a very positive critique appeared, on March 9, 1956 by Prof. Charly Clerc, entitled: "Sculpteur tessinois" on the front page of the Journal de Geneve, . Here translated from the French:
"Mario Bernasconi is a fine and original artist who has worked hard. The projects in his studio stand to demonstrate not only a distinguished artist but a great artist"
Soon in Paradiso the inauguration will take place of the young girl that draws water from the fountain, that is an ensemble of gentleness, grace and grandeur."
On the ACQUAIOLA the painter Mario Guberti Helfricht from Ravenna, on the invitation for the centenary celebration of Mario Bernasconi 1899-1999 by the city of Lugano responded expressing as follows (in the Italian language) :
"L'opera riprodotta e' un capolavoro,un vero inno alla bellezza femminile,quale solo un grande artista poteva fare."
English translation: "The ACQUAIOLA is a masterpiece, a true hymn to female beauty, as only a great artist could do"
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