Marcel Barbeau

Nadia ou Le Saut du tremplin, 1976

Marcel Barbeau
Nadia ou Le Saut du tremplin
Dimensions and medium
Aluminum and acrylic, 430 × 540 × 385 cm
Artwork description
Marcel Barbeau produced Nadia ou Le Saut du tremplin in 1976, the year Montréal hosted the Olympic Games, hence the reference to the gymnast Nadia Comaneci. Before the young athlete won gold, the work’s original title was Le Saut du tremplin, inspired by Théodore de Banville’s poem. With its dynamic, bright red lines, its distinct fluidity and aerial nature, this sculpture invites viewers to experience space, time, and perambulation.

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