YVES TRUDEAU “MURS OUVERTS, MURS FERMES”, 1971
Yves Trudeau (1930-2017) was a prominent Québécois sculptor and accomplished professor, teaching at the University of Quebec at Montreal for 30 years.
Throughout his career, Trudeau dedicated himself to promoting the arts community in Quebec, including creating Association des sculpteurs du Québec (today the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec), a professional association for Quebec sculptors. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and a recipient of the Order of Canada.
Trudeau is especially recognized for his significant contributions to public art in Quebec, with numerous celebrated works in shared spaces across the province including two Montreal metro stations, at Concordia University and Complexe Desjardins to mention a few.
“Murs Overts, Murs Fermes” is a fantastic example of Trudeau’s aesthetic. The sleek, minimalist form is delicately elevated on three points, showcasing Trudeau’s mastery of negative space, a distinguishing characteristic in his work.
The title, "Murs ouverts et murs fermes" (open walls and closed walls) is both an aesthetic and philosophical approach. During this era, Trudeau created a number of sculptures with a variation on this name.
In 2008, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke held a retrospective to commemorate Trudeau’s 50-year career in the arts.
“Murs ouverts, murs fermés”
From an edition of 6
7"H 21.75"W 10"D
Very good condition
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