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Marc-Antoine Nadeau

L'eau et les sports

1979
Presentation of the artwork
Nadeau’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 events
The artwork was integrated with the Charles-J.-Des Baillets filtration plant when it was built.
Marc-Antoine Nadeau
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
Detail
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Painting
Collection name
Integration with architecture
Date completed
1979
Mode of acquisition:
Commission from the artist
Support
Aluminum
General dimensions
274,5 x 812 cm
Mediums
  • Paint
Manufacturer
  • Bilodeau, Rémi
L'eau et les sports
Borough
LaSalle
Building
Usine de filtration Charles-J. des Baillets
Civic address
8585, Boulevard De La Vérendrye, LaSalle, Québec, H8N 2K2