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Lighthouse of the Cosmos, 1967

Lighthouse of the Cosmos, 1967
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Copyright: Patrick Bardoul (pabar) (12)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-26
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 D AF
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-27 2:40
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Lighthouse of the Cosmos, 1967
Painted steel, kinetic elements
Height 9.30 m width × 2.80 m

Norn : 1930, Montréal

Figure in the sculpture Quebec, Yves Trudeau was educated at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montreal. Early in his career beginning 1950, he focused on the bronze, and then undertook the steel and wood. In 1960 he founded the Association of Sculptors of Quebec (now the Council of the sculpture of Quebec). He has participated in numerous solo and group in Canada and Europe. He is a member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Academy of Arts of Canada. He is a retired professor at UQAM.

This work by Quebec artist Yves Trudeau, founded in 1967, expresses the cultural values ​​and language of the civilization of the electronics and space. The Lighthouse of the Cosmos was a visual cue for all visitors to Expo 67.

After Expo 67 was closed, the house Seagram has a gift of the sculpture at Saint Dunstan of PEI, Prince Edward Island, which, in turn, has offered the City of Montreal.

During the exhibition in 1967, the sculpture had a motor inside that activates the various components of the work. In addition a planned audio sounds of the cosmos. The work was refurbished in 1991 and the parties in the summers of work have welded the movement no longer possible as it was originally. The audio system has also been rendered useless.

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