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Robert Roussil

Lieu

1990
Presentation of the artwork
Standing in a grassy area in Parc Noël-Sud in Saint-Laurent Borough, Lieu (ou Fleur d’hiver) is a monumental modular sculpture – a form that the artist has used frequently since the 1960s. In this sculpture, the artist uses some 60 cylindrical and horizontal elements to form a grouping of columns, four of which are topped with curved stems reminiscent of flower petals.

The title of the work reflects the artist’s desire to imbue the site, to shape it through the presence of art. In Roussil’s view, these “sculptural elements . . . will delineate the space within which users of the park will be able to circulate . . . all year round, including the long winter months.” – Roussil, 1990 1

Through its forms, materials, and monumentality, the sculpture recalls Hommage à René Lévesque, created by Roussil during the same period. The combination of industrial materials and organic silhouettes in both cases provokes a radical transformation of the landscape in which the artwork is presented.

1. Excerpt of an interview conducted in Montréal by Yves Robillard and transcribed into the execution contract.
Associated events
The work was created during Sculpture: Séduction 90, an event that took place in 16 Montréal Urban Community parks from 15 June to 30 September 1990. Organized by the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec, its goal was to present “a permanent itinerary of large-format sculptures integrated with the environment of municipal parks.”
Robert Roussil
A former member of the military, Robert Roussil (Montréal 1925–Tourettes-sur-Loup 2013) received his artistic education at the school of decorative arts and design at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (1945–46). His wood sculptures – habitable spheres and monumental modular structures – challenged, sometimes controversially, the function of public and private spaces.

Roussil participated in symposiums in Yugoslavia, Montréal, and Grenoble and produced numerous large-scale public art projects in Québec and abroad, including a sculpture park on the roof of a wastewater treatment plant in Saint-Laurent-du-Var, France.
Presentation of the artwork
Standing in a grassy area in Parc Noël-Sud in Saint-Laurent Borough, Lieu (ou Fleur d’hiver) is a monumental modular sculpture – a form that the artist has used frequently since the 1960s. In this sculpture, the artist uses some 60 cylindrical and horizontal elements to form a grouping of columns, four of which are topped with curved stems reminiscent of flower petals.

The title of the work reflects the artist’s desire to imbue the site, to shape it through the presence of art. In Roussil’s view, these “sculptural elements . . . will delineate the space within which users of the park will be able to circulate . . . all year round, including the long winter months.” – Roussil, 1990 1

Through its forms, materials, and monumentality, the sculpture recalls Hommage à René Lévesque, created by Roussil during the same period. The combination of industrial materials and organic silhouettes in both cases provokes a radical transformation of the landscape in which the artwork is presented.

1. Excerpt of an interview conducted in Montréal by Yves Robillard and transcribed into the execution contract.
Associated events
The work was created during Sculpture: Séduction 90, an event that took place in 16 Montréal Urban Community parks from 15 June to 30 September 1990. Organized by the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec, its goal was to present “a permanent itinerary of large-format sculptures integrated with the environment of municipal parks.”
Robert Roussil
A former member of the military, Robert Roussil (Montréal 1925–Tourettes-sur-Loup 2013) received his artistic education at the school of decorative arts and design at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (1945–46). His wood sculptures – habitable spheres and monumental modular structures – challenged, sometimes controversially, the function of public and private spaces.

Roussil participated in symposiums in Yugoslavia, Montréal, and Grenoble and produced numerous large-scale public art projects in Québec and abroad, including a sculpture park on the roof of a wastewater treatment plant in Saint-Laurent-du-Var, France.
Detail
Variation of title
Fleur d'hiver Sans titre
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
1990
Mode of acquisition:
Transfer
Accession date
January 12 1990
Technique(s)
Cast; assembled
Materials
Reinforced concrete
General dimensions
700 x 914 cm
Lieu
Borough
Saint-Laurent
Park
Parc Noël-Sud