Green City Oasis and Sculpture Site
As its name suggests, Mont Royal Park is made up of a mountain that sits in the middle of the island of Montréal. A real lung of the city, it allows Montréalers to go relax or play sports in nature since a large part of the mountain is planted with trees. Hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, belvedere with views over the city, magnificent undergrowth, ponds, ice rink, toboggan run. There is something for every taste. Two vast cemeteries with superb monuments are also to be noted on the mountain. Near Beaver Lake or Lac aux Castors, one of the park’s flagship attractions, you can admire a dozen sculptures by various artists. A real garden of marble and granite. In all seasons, you have to go for a walk on Mont Royal and meet Montréalers in one of their privileged places to enjoy life.
The parc area opend in 1876 and extends over 190 hectare along the ridge while facing the city center. It comprises three peaks which include the actual Mont Royal, also called Colline de la Croix with 233 m, Colline d’Outremont with 211 m and Westmount with 201 m. The wooded park was laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, who had already made the design of New York’s Central Park. – Patrice Loranger
This sculptural artwork is named “La Force” and was made by artist ARMAND VAILLANCOURT who is one of our great Quebec sculptors. This imposing work of public art is an abstract sculpture composed of a horizontal central part provided with branches with fragmented shapes. It is based on four ramifications and was created as part of the 1964 Montreal International Sculpture Symposium, the first to be held in North America. The artist was born on 3rd of September in 1929 in Black Lake, is still alive and with over 90 years of age he is still artistically active.
Artist: ARMAND VAILLANCOURT
This sculpture here is titled “Les soeurs cardinales” and was made by YÉRASSIMO SKLAVOS from Athens, Greece in 1964. The overall size of the granite and marble statue is 4,4 x 3,6 x 1 m and it was created by direct carving techniques. The artist was born in 1927 in Athens and died prematurely in 1967.
Artist: YÉRASSIMO SKLAVOS
The artwork in the front was made by printmaker, sculptor and teacher KRISHNA REDDY from Chittoor, India. The artist was born on 15th of July in 1925 and died on 22nd of August in 2018. The sculpture in the back named “L’Ange de pierre” is from PIERRE SZEKELY. He made the artwork in 1964 by sculpturing it out of marble in an overall size of 2,08 x 1,52 m. The artist was born on 11th of Juni in 1923 in Budapest, Hungary and died on 3rd of April in 2001 in Paris, France.
Artist: KRISHNA REDDY
Artist: PIERRE SZEKELY
Fall at Mont Royal cemetery, which opened in 1852. Since then, over 162,000 funerals have taken place and in 1901 the first crematorium in Canada was opened here. The space has 67 hectares and is located on the northwest slope of Mont Royal.
Monument: Mont Royal Cemetery
Photographer: PATRICE LORANGER
Profile Page: https://vagabundler.com/culturists/patrice-loranger
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