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Charles Daudelin, Embacle, 1984

Sculptors

Title

Charles Daudelin, Embacle, 1984

Denomination

48¢

Date of Issue

June 10, 2002

Year

Quantity

2,500,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Sculptors

Series Time Span

2002

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Suzanne Morin Based on a photograph by François Brunelle Based on a sculpture by Charles Daudelin Based on a photograph by André Tremblay

Original Artwork

Charles Daudelin, "Embâcle", 1984 Place du Québec, Paris, France

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found on the cube that is along the right edge of the stamp.

Layouts

Pane of 16 stamps

Quantity Produced - 312,500
Original Price: $7.68
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 45 mm x 30 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Winnipeg MBMontréal QC
Original Price: $1.96
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 45 mm x 30 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

About Stamp

In honour of two renowned Canadian sculptors, Canada Post has issued two domestic rate commemorative stamps in se tenant format bearing the sculptures Lumberjacks, by Leo Mol, and Embâcle, by Charles Daudelin.

CHARLES DAUDELIN
Charles Daudelin was born in Granby, Quebec in 1920 and studied ceramics and castings at La Maîtrise d'art. In the 1940s, Daudelin created posters, sets and costumes for a theatre troupe and won a scholarship to study in France. Upon his return to Canada, Daudelin and his wife mounted marionette shows, produced a film, and appeared on various Radio-Canada programs. Throughout, he continued his work with the theatre company, taught at the École des beaux-arts in Montréal, and exhibited his own works.

EMBÂCLE
In 1981, Daudelin's proposed fountain sculpture for La Place du Québec in Paris was accepted. Completed in 1984, Embâcle stands at the intersection of boulevard Saint-Germain and rues Bonaparte and de Rennes in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter in Paris. Set against a background of moving water, the sculpture is formed of four bronze elements and is based on the idea of the spring break-up of ice. Embâcle is celebrated for its esthetics and functional originality.

CREATING THE STAMPS
Designed by Suzanne Morin of Outrement, Quebec, the stamps focus on the sculptures themselves, with simple graphic support. The main design challenge, says Ms. Morin, was in creating a visual link between two very different sculptures. Through commissioning one photographer (François Brunelle) to shoot both sculptures with similar lighting, framing and point-of-view, this challenge was overcome. To further link the images, the photos were digitally re-touched, softening two dissimilar backgrounds.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2002, p. 22-23.

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