Georges Lauda, Paul Pannier and Gérard Cordeau
Le poète dans l’univers (1968)
Ceramic and wrought iron
Gift of the Caisse populaire Saint-Alphonse-d’Youville
Restored with the financial support of the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec
Location: Montmorency platform
This mural is an homage to Québec poets Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Émile Nelligan, and Octave Crémazie. The poets themselves are represented by cast-iron masks, mounted on a large ceramic relief featuring the symbols for the planets and the signs of the zodiac.
Did you know?
Three excerpts from works by the three poets are also featured on the mural.
About the artists
Born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1925, multidisciplinary artist Georges Lauda moved to Montréal in 1951. He created this artwork in collaboration with ceramist Paul Pannier (1926-1993) and sculptor Gérard Cordeau (1937-2003).