L'eau et les sports
Presentation of the artworkNadeau’s artwork is a large mural portraying a rowing race. We see a competing rower in full motion, followed by a sailboat on which is a curious character turned toward the athlete. The artist’s free, even expressionist style captures all of the tension linked to physical effort and striving to outdo oneself. The artwork refers to the artist’s interest in the themes of the ocean and boats.
Associated eventsThe artwork was integrated with the Charles-J.-Des Baillets filtration plant when it was built.
Montréal-born Marc-Antoine Nadeau studied at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal and then worked at the Atelier libre de recherches graphiques, of which he was director in 1972 and 1973. A watercolourist and printmaker, Nadeau produces his drawings with his left hand in order, it is said, to avoid any form of perfectionism. Boats, the ocean, and nature are his favourite themes.
Awards and honours
- Lauréat du concours FAGECCQ, Galerie de l’Étable, Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal, 1964