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Rosario Antoci

La source

1998
Presentation of the artwork
At the centre of a pool in the heart of Parc Guglielmo-Marconi, in the Little Italy neighbourhood, a stone monolith offers a simplified representation of a gushing spring. The front surface of the stone block is textured, and the top of the block has a V-shaped notch.

The sculpture, titled La Source (The Spring), symbolizes the watercourses that flow both deep underground and on Earth’s surface. We don’t know the temporal and physical starting point of water; nor do we know all the paths it takes, visible and invisible. Water follows its own path in a sort of perpetual motion, and the traces that it leaves in matter testify to the passage of time.

The stone used is Latina, a white limestone extracted from the Comiso quarry in Sicily. Comiso stone has been used since the seventh century BCE.
Associated events
The artwork was donated to the Ville de Montréal by the Sicilian Regional Assembly.
Rosario Antoci
Rosario Antoci was born in Ragusa, Sicily, in 1966. He graduated from the Académie des beaux-arts de Florence with a degree in sculpture, and he has had exhibitions since 1983, mainly in Italy. He also collaborates with architects and teaches visual arts; he has taught anatomy for artists at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Catania.
Presentation of the artwork
At the centre of a pool in the heart of Parc Guglielmo-Marconi, in the Little Italy neighbourhood, a stone monolith offers a simplified representation of a gushing spring. The front surface of the stone block is textured, and the top of the block has a V-shaped notch.

The sculpture, titled La Source (The Spring), symbolizes the watercourses that flow both deep underground and on Earth’s surface. We don’t know the temporal and physical starting point of water; nor do we know all the paths it takes, visible and invisible. Water follows its own path in a sort of perpetual motion, and the traces that it leaves in matter testify to the passage of time.

The stone used is Latina, a white limestone extracted from the Comiso quarry in Sicily. Comiso stone has been used since the seventh century BCE.
Associated events
The artwork was donated to the Ville de Montréal by the Sicilian Regional Assembly.
Rosario Antoci
Rosario Antoci was born in Ragusa, Sicily, in 1966. He graduated from the Académie des beaux-arts de Florence with a degree in sculpture, and he has had exhibitions since 1983, mainly in Italy. He also collaborates with architects and teaches visual arts; he has taught anatomy for artists at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Catania.
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Variation of title
Sergenti
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
1998
Mode of acquisition:
Donation
Accession date
January 1 2001
Technique(s)
Carved
Materials
Limestone
La source
Borough
Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
Park
Parc Guglielmo-Marconi