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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Montréal, Québec, Canadaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1969 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorRiopelle, Jean-Paulen_US
dc.date1969en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T19:21:12Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T19:21:12Z
dc.date.issued1969en_US
dc.identifier210494en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 955en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/118519
dc.descriptionContext view, looking northeast, with the Riopelle Fountain in the foreground and the Palais des Congres in the background; La Joute (The Joust) (1969) is a public sculptural installation by Quebec sculptor Jean-Paul Riopelle, a member of the earlier Automatiste movement. It is presently located in the Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal (Square-Victoria or Place-d'Armes metro station). The ensemble of bronze sculptures contains a central fountain surrounded by a number of freestanding abstract animal and human figures inside and outside the fountain basin. The fountain operates on a kinetic sequence that takes about 32 minutes to complete. On the hour, nozzles in a ring surrounding the central sculpture within the basin shoot up jets of natural gas through the water; these are lit by flame sources installed in the daises of some of the sculptures, producing a dramatic ring of flame. The statue was formerly located in the Parc Olympique, in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal. Its relocation to the Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle during the redevelopment of the Quartier international de Montréal in 2003 provoked controversy. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 2/4/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumbronzeen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectabstraction or non-objectiveen_US
dc.subjectanimalsen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectFountainsen_US
dc.subjectSurrealisten_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleRiopelle Fountain: La Jouteen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Jousten_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode6A1-RJP-RF-A1en_US
vra.culturalContextCanadianen_US
vra.techniquecasting (process) construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypefountainen_US
vra.worktypesculpture (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayJean-Paul Riopelle (Canadian sculptor, 1923-2002)en_US


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