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Jacques Carpentier

Trilogie

1985
Presentation of the artwork
Situated on the land of the Musée de Lachine, on Chemin de LaSalle, Trilogie is a tubular steel sculpture painted in bright colours to give it a playful appearance. It brings together the three primary colours – red, yellow and blue – and the three basic geometric figures – circle, square, and triangle. Each shape has its own symbolism: the circle evokes time, infinity, and the sky; the square refers to earth and the material; and the triangle refers to divinity, harmony, and fire. The three forms are interlocked with each other to form a balanced, stable, light structure. The municipal collection includes two other sculptures by Jacques Carpentier, both made of painted steel.
Associated events
The artwork was created for the first Lachine, Carrefour de l’Art et de l’Industrie sculpture symposium in the summer of 1985. Organized by the Société de diffusion internationale et de placement sur œuvres d’art (Sodip-Art), the event brought together eight sculptors each of whom produced a monumental sculpture on site as the public watched.
Jacques Carpentier
The French artist Jacques Carpentier immigrated to Montréal in 1968. He studied metal construction in 1964, and then obtained a master’s degree in visual arts from UQAM in 1989. He complemented his training with welding courses. In the 1990s, he taught art at CÉGEP du Vieux Montréal. Since 1982, he has participated in numerous public art events, including Sculpture: Séduction ’90. A member of the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec, he has participated in numerous public art competitions over the course of his career.
Awards and honours
  • Premier prix du Conseil de la sculpture du Québec dans le cadre de l’exposition "Confrontation 82" en 1982., 1982
Presentation of the artwork
Situated on the land of the Musée de Lachine, on Chemin de LaSalle, Trilogie is a tubular steel sculpture painted in bright colours to give it a playful appearance. It brings together the three primary colours – red, yellow and blue – and the three basic geometric figures – circle, square, and triangle. Each shape has its own symbolism: the circle evokes time, infinity, and the sky; the square refers to earth and the material; and the triangle refers to divinity, harmony, and fire. The three forms are interlocked with each other to form a balanced, stable, light structure. The municipal collection includes two other sculptures by Jacques Carpentier, both made of painted steel.
Associated events
The artwork was created for the first Lachine, Carrefour de l’Art et de l’Industrie sculpture symposium in the summer of 1985. Organized by the Société de diffusion internationale et de placement sur œuvres d’art (Sodip-Art), the event brought together eight sculptors each of whom produced a monumental sculpture on site as the public watched.
Jacques Carpentier
The French artist Jacques Carpentier immigrated to Montréal in 1968. He studied metal construction in 1964, and then obtained a master’s degree in visual arts from UQAM in 1989. He complemented his training with welding courses. In the 1990s, he taught art at CÉGEP du Vieux Montréal. Since 1982, he has participated in numerous public art events, including Sculpture: Séduction ’90. A member of the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec, he has participated in numerous public art competitions over the course of his career.
Awards and honours
  • Premier prix du Conseil de la sculpture du Québec dans le cadre de l’exposition "Confrontation 82" en 1982., 1982
Detail
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
1985
Mode of acquisition:
Transfer
Accession date
December 31 2002
Technique(s)
Welded, painted
Materials
Painted steel
General dimensions
380 x 366 x 366 cm
Trilogie
Borough
Lachine
Building
Musée de Lachine
Park
Parc du musée de Lachine
Civic address
1, chemin du Musée, Lachine (Québec) H8S 4L9