Historical Vignette

Claude Tousignant, Construction 419, 1982, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Exhibition view, Claude Tousignant : Sculptures, from January 15 to February 21, 1982 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Photo MMFA

When in 1982 Claude Tousignant produced Construction 419 – a long sculptural panel and a triangle painted directly on the wall and juxtaposed in the same space – he could not have foreseen that a new generation of artists, including Stéphane La Rue, would share his interest in the relationship between form and plane, between the painted and the sculpted.