" La Foule Illuminee " (Montreal / QC - Canada), a sculpture presenting a crowd of persons of all the ages, the races, the faces and the conditions, is maybe the sculpture the most photographed by Montreal.
It is also, the most controversial sculpture, because nobody understands the meaning of the work, but everybody leaves it horrified. We tell that certain visitors can never close eyes to see in their dream this group impossible faces.
In fact, it is a work of the artist Raymond Mason, where 65 characters are presented on four landings, evoking the degradation of the human race and symbolizing the fragility of the human race.
The sculpture was installed in 1986, on the esplanade of the 1981 McGill College and realized in resin of polyester stratified with treatment of polyurethane.
The height of the group is 3,14 meters, is the number Pi, the length is 8,6 meters, is, another important mathematical relation (we do not know which one) and the width is 3,2 meters (another symbolic...