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Jesús Carles de Vilallonga

Imaginary Portrait of 24 Universal Geniuses of Today, 1980-1981

Medium: Latex on Brussels canvas
Dimensions: 260 x 460 cm
Patron: Diane and Salvatore Guerrera and family


About the Artwork

In the early 1980s, Jesús Carles de Vilallonga produced an artwork that visually united a group of people whose artistic, literary, and scientific work has marked our time. His goal was to create an ideal portrait of twentieth century human genius. The composition is divided into three vertical zones: on the left, a massive tower of fourteen men, in the centre, the dancer and a towering female, and on the right a group of three women. It is the most ambitious work of Villalonga’s career, the result of twenty years of artistic investigation.

About the Artist

Jesús Carles de Vilallonga studied art in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris and Rome. After being based in Montreal for a number of years, Vilallonga returned to live in Spain where he continues to work actively in his studio in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.

Artwork Location

Campus: Sir George Williams (Quartier Concordia)
Location: Auditorium, EV 1.605, Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex
Address: 1515 St. Catherine W.

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