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Roger Cavalli

La femme-fontaine

1967
Presentation of the artwork
Situated in front of the Verdun Cultural Centre, west of the main entrance, Cavalli’s sculpture was produced with the direct carving technique. Hewn from a single vertical block of stone set in a concrete base, the artwork features an elongated woman’s face on its front face. On the back face of the sculpture, a column of superimposed faces emerges from the stone, extending from top to bottom. However, the features are almost unrecognizable as they are simplified and roughly carved, making the artwork half-abstract, half-figurative.
Roger Cavalli
The son of a stonecutter, Roger Cavalli immigrated to Canada in 1956. In Europe, his works were exhibited at the Salon des provinces françaises de Metz. When he arrived in Canada, he attended the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, where his skill at modelling materials was noticed. In the 1960s, he was represented by Galerie Martin in Montréal, where he had solo exhibitions in 1965 and 1967. During this period, he was also represented in a number of exhibitions and salons in Québec. His sculptures are in collections in Canada, the United States, Italy, England, France, and Mexico.
Awards and honours
  • 1er prix au Concours national d'art à Québec, 1966
  • 1er prix au "Salon Panoramique de Montréal" et 3e prix au Salon du printemps de la Ville de Saint-Laurent, 1962-196
  • Premier prix de sculpture à l'exposition provinciale de Québec, 1959
Presentation of the artwork
Situated in front of the Verdun Cultural Centre, west of the main entrance, Cavalli’s sculpture was produced with the direct carving technique. Hewn from a single vertical block of stone set in a concrete base, the artwork features an elongated woman’s face on its front face. On the back face of the sculpture, a column of superimposed faces emerges from the stone, extending from top to bottom. However, the features are almost unrecognizable as they are simplified and roughly carved, making the artwork half-abstract, half-figurative.
Roger Cavalli
The son of a stonecutter, Roger Cavalli immigrated to Canada in 1956. In Europe, his works were exhibited at the Salon des provinces françaises de Metz. When he arrived in Canada, he attended the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, where his skill at modelling materials was noticed. In the 1960s, he was represented by Galerie Martin in Montréal, where he had solo exhibitions in 1965 and 1967. During this period, he was also represented in a number of exhibitions and salons in Québec. His sculptures are in collections in Canada, the United States, Italy, England, France, and Mexico.
Awards and honours
  • 1er prix au Concours national d'art à Québec, 1966
  • 1er prix au "Salon Panoramique de Montréal" et 3e prix au Salon du printemps de la Ville de Saint-Laurent, 1962-196
  • Premier prix de sculpture à l'exposition provinciale de Québec, 1959
Detail
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
1967
Mode of acquisition:
Transfer
Accession date
January 1 2002
Technique(s)
Direct carving
Materials
Stone
General dimensions
183,50 x 57,50 x 40,70 cm
La femme-fontaine
Borough
Verdun
Building
Centre culturel de Verdun
Civic address
5955 Bannantyne, Verdun, Québec, H4H 1H6