In the country of Bourdelle , one of the masters of the 20th century,
art flourishes and dresses the void as the Montalbanese sculptor did before the hour.
At the corner of a street, in the middle of a square, in front of a grove; wherever space permits,
Here is a kaleidoscope of works scattered throughout the city; They are not all presented here, will you know to discover others?
Émile Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) has always maintained a strong bond with his hometown. Today eight of his sculptures are arranged in the streets, squares and parks of Montauban. Articulated for many of them around the notions of space, light and movement, these sculptures unfold harmoniously in the streets of Montalban:
"Monument to the dead, combatants and servants of the Tarn-et-Garonne, 1870-1871" ( 1895-1902),
"Bust of Auguste Quercy" (1911),
"The Dying Centaur" (1914),
the War Memorial of 1914-1918, , "Sapho" (1887-1925).
Jean-Louis Tripp (1958), was born in Montauban. Two of his sculptures "
Media Man " (concrete and brass bursts1991) and "
Christian Titan " (iron, 1994) dedicated to his son enthroned in the city.
Artist with multiple talents, he is at the same time draftsman, writer, painter, sculptor.
Flavio de Faveri (1930), discovered very early his vocation of scultpteur in the workshop his father carpenter ebéniste. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, he returned to live in Montauabn. His work is often symbolized by figures of young girls with a very architectural rhythm, with harmonious proportions. The sculptures
"Aurore" (bronze, 1990),
"Adolphe Poult" (bronze, 1967),
"Monument to the Fallen of North Africa" (bronze, 1998) show the powerful features characterizing the characters of Flavio de Faveri.
Jean Suzanne (1938), fascinated by the violence of the world, he watches and observes the traces left by chaos, that of war as well as that of the natural elements that inspire all his work.He has made a series of "Meteors" which he defines as "celestial bodies drifting or parcellal witnesses of galactic collisions" of which this monumental sculpture
"Meteor" (stainless steel, 1988)
is the culmination.
Marc Dautry (1930), born in Nîmes, this sculptor settled and works in the Montalban region. He collaborated in the illustration of many works of art and realized several medals.
"Liberté" (bronze, 1989) or "L'espoir enchaîné" (stone, 1958) are two of his works erected in the city.