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Bas-relief en cuivre

The artwork

Sought by the RATP for a bas-relief intended to decorate the RER station Grande Arche de La Défense, Maurice Legendre takes the opposite of a format length (3 meters high and 13 meters long) to compose a panorama of abstract forms, readable by a play on materials and surfaces made of sheet copper folded and soldered.

Unlike Boréale bas-relief, located on the wharf opposite, the work mainly focuses on the aspect of vertical elements rather than on their horizontal position.

The work is located at the end of the dock, between lanes 2 and B, the head of the train when the destination is Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

The artist

Maurice Legendre, born in 1928 in Arcueil takes advantage of its know-how acquired at the School of Decorative Arts in order to achieve, from 1968 to 1983 several monumental works that take all their dimension in an urban context, in particular in the paris region.


Bas-relief en cuivre
Axe de La Défense