July 25 2012
It had been a while since I’d walked past the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Sherbrooke street but happened to be passing by today and decided to take some shots of the sculptures that are on display in the sculpture garden that sits between the new Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion and the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion.
A sculpture by Jaume Plensa called Shadows II made in 2007 is probably my favorite. Made of stainless steel and granite the art work is currently on loan to the museum form George Marciano (founder of Guess Jeans and owner of L’Hotel).
Next to Shadows II is Building VI (2003) by British artist Antony Gormley that is a man made of stainless steel blocks.
The next sculpture is by Canadian artist Joe Fafard of a cow named Claudia made of bronze in 2003.
Two head busts entitled In memoriam I and In memoriam II by British artist Elisabeth Frink were made in 1981 and is part of an edition of 6. I don’t know where the other 4 are unfortunately.
A large bronze apple called Pomme de Londre by French artist Claude Lalanne is part of an edition of 8 and was made in 2007. Another piece that is on loan from George Marciano.
Italian artist Mimmo Paladino created these 3 bronze pieces in 2002 but is untitled.
Welsh artist Barry Flanagan produced Gendrd I and Gendrd II (part of an edition of 8) in 1994.
Taking center stage in the Sculpture garden is the art installation by Quebec artist Claude Cormier entitled Tom. The name comes from the 3,500 Temporary Overlay Markers (TOM) that are used in pavement workzones. The installation represents a carpet of daisies. Claude Cormier was the designer behind the Pink Ball installation in The Village and the Urban Beach at the clock tower in the old port.
Guarding the front of the new Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion is the large bronze sculpture called The Eye by Montreal artist David Altmejd.
Unfortunately I didn’t have time to go inside and check out any of the exhibits – there’s currently a 19th century British photography display that I hope to check out in the near future – it runs until Sept 23,so I should make it. With 4 pavilions and quite a few free exhibits, if you are in Montreal the Fine Arts Museum is certainly a place to check out if you want to escape the heat (or the rain).
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.