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Claude Millette

La naissance

1993
Presentation of the artwork
The sculpture is composed of a curved vertical element anchored in an inclined steel base. The vertical element is topped by a concave element on which is balanced an openwork cylinder.

The artwork is an exploration of the cyclical process of nature and the vulnerability of human beings to the powerful forces of creation and destruction. The sculpture is an evocation of the space-time duality.
Associated events
The work was acquired by the Ville de Verdun following the artist’s solo exhibition Captivité Mouvement et le Seuil, presented at the Centre culturel de Verdun in 1994.
Claude Millette
Claude Millette, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, received his education at the École de sculpture de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, complemented by apprenticing internships with Robert Poulin and Jordi Bonet. His works have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and are in the collections of, among others, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée d’art de Joliette, and the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent. Among the 20 works of public art that he has produced is L’amphore cryogénique, created for a commission by the Ville de Pointe-Claire to mark the new millennium. The artwork includes a time capsule.
Awards and honours
  • Bourse: Ministère des relations internationales, 1998
  • Bourse: Ministère des relations internationales, 1996
  • Bourse: Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, soutien à la création., 1993
  • Bourse: Ministère des Affaires culturelles, Gouvernement du Québec, soutien à la création., 1991
Presentation of the artwork
The sculpture is composed of a curved vertical element anchored in an inclined steel base. The vertical element is topped by a concave element on which is balanced an openwork cylinder.

The artwork is an exploration of the cyclical process of nature and the vulnerability of human beings to the powerful forces of creation and destruction. The sculpture is an evocation of the space-time duality.
Associated events
The work was acquired by the Ville de Verdun following the artist’s solo exhibition Captivité Mouvement et le Seuil, presented at the Centre culturel de Verdun in 1994.
Claude Millette
Claude Millette, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, received his education at the École de sculpture de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, complemented by apprenticing internships with Robert Poulin and Jordi Bonet. His works have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and are in the collections of, among others, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée d’art de Joliette, and the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent. Among the 20 works of public art that he has produced is L’amphore cryogénique, created for a commission by the Ville de Pointe-Claire to mark the new millennium. The artwork includes a time capsule.
Awards and honours
  • Bourse: Ministère des relations internationales, 1998
  • Bourse: Ministère des relations internationales, 1996
  • Bourse: Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, soutien à la création., 1993
  • Bourse: Ministère des Affaires culturelles, Gouvernement du Québec, soutien à la création., 1991
Detail
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
1993
Mode of acquisition:
Transfer
Accession date
January 1 1995
Technique(s)
Cut out; welded
Materials
Steel
General dimensions
380 X 100 X 140 cm
Manufacturer
  • Millette, Claude
La naissance
Borough
Verdun
Building
Centre culturel de Verdun
Civic address
5955 Bannantyne, Verdun, Québec, H4H 1H6