La porte de l’avenir

Roger Langevin

This sculpture depicts a rainbow held up by smiling children – a boy and a girl – with arms stretched skyward.

It provides a good representation of Roger Langevin’s artwork, which is figurative and focuses on human beings. In his words, “Added to the humanist dimension of my work is an environmental concern, in other words, sculpture based on quality of life. I seek a balance between today’s deeply distraught world and the fact that my characters evolve in a sort of ideal society.” (free translation) Source: Fisette, Serge, Roger Langevin : glossaire d’un sculpteur, Espace sculpture, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1988, p. 17.

Three other examples identical to this work exist in Montreal, Candiac and Châteauguay.

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The artist Roger Langevin was born in La Doré in the Lac-Saint-Jean region on January 26, 1940. A graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (1963), he is both a sculptor and an art teacher.

In 2007, he founded an art school with an international vision at the Université du Québec à Rimouski: a place for searching and creating whose main purpose is monumental sculpture and the dissemination of its unusual techniques.

During his career, Mr. Langevin has created numerous works that, today, are found virtually everywhere throughout Quebec, Canada and even the world (Mexico, Ivory Coast, Egypt).



Factsheet of the work

  • Two columns with four children under a rainbow
  • Coloured concrete – fibreglass rainbow
  • 79" x 14.5" x 55"’ – column 39"H
  • Year: 2000