Fontaine de Glace
Carl Nesjar

Fontaine de Glace (Ice Fountain) 1974
(Flaine Forum, at the entrance to the resort)

Structure in stainless steel, height 4.8m

Gift of La Culture Pour Vivre to the Flaine intercommunal organisation, September 2008.

Carl Nesjar (1920 - 2015)

Carl Nesjar was a Norwegian painter, sculptor and graphic artist. He is best known for his ‘Fontaine de Glace’ series that can be found in towns all over the world.

The sculpture

Éric et Sylvie Boissonnas commissioned this work. It was the first outdoor work of art in Flaine and marked the entrance to the resort. In winter, Nesjar’s metal structure becomes covered in white translucent stalactites. 

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