Montreal Eaton Center
In the Internet Lounge (Level 4), lift your eyes and marvel at Liberté. Steven Spazuk has developed a unique technique that enables him to use plumes of suit as the ink with which he paints. Liberté was created live during the 2011 Montréal Nuit Blanche event.
Also : the vast skylight, by prominent Montréal architect Peter Rose, known for designing the Canadian Centre for Architecture.Géolocalisation
Complexe Les Ailes
JEAN-RAYMOND GOYER, SYLVIE BEAUCHÊNE
Maurice Richard Statue Never Give Up (1999-2001)
Named after hockey legend Maurice Richard’s motto, this statue depicts “The Rocket” in full uniform and just as powerful, in control of the puck and ready to spring into action as his nickname implies.
Also : Relief, four terra cotta pieces by Maurice Savoie in 1966, at the Complexe entrance, by McGill station.Géolocalisation
McGill Metro Station
Montréal Scenes Circa 1830 (1964-1969)
The most prominent work of art in the McGill metro station, this massive five-panelled stained-glass mural contains more than 1,200 pieces of glass and took more than five years to complete. Each panel represents a part of Montréal’s history, from the French colonies to the industrial era, and includes images of the city’s first mayors as well as its civic arms.
Place Montreal Trust
Ken Dryden's scupture The Goalie (1985)
Created by world-renowned Canadian sculptor Robin Bell, The Goalie captures the famous “thinker’s pose“ of Ken Dryden, one of the greatest hockey goaltenders ever.
Also: the indoor fountain which is one of the tallest in North America.Géolocalisation
DAVID RUBEN PIQTOUKUN
Hanging Bird People Sculptures
The Bird People sculptures, or tingmiluks, represent shamans transformed into winged creatures propelled by the Inuit wind god, Sila. Stone carving, the artist’s preferred medium, is particularly important in his culture as a means of teaching rituals, hunting and healing practices, spirituality and centuries-old customs.
Also : chandelier from the Casino de Monte-Carlo.Géolocalisation
Peel metro station
Ceramic designs 54 circles (1964)
The circle is a common theme throughout the Peel metro station. The main body of the work – 37 circles of different sizes and colours – is integrated into the architecture of the station (some of the 54 original circles have been hidden with the subsequent construction of new entrances).
Paintings and sculptures
The 550-square-foot piece features a vine of reflective, anodized metal climbing up a limestone wall. According to the artist, the work serves as a platform to share Concordia University’s vision, which speaks of cultural diversity and access to education in opposition to the elitist tradition of ivy-covered academe.
Also: several works of art can be found throughout the Concordia campus.
To discover them: web2.concordia.ca/publicart
Place-des-Arts metro station
Stained-glass mural L’Histoire de la musique à Montréal or Les Arts lyriques (1967)
Key figures in Canadian music history from the 16th to the 20th century are depicted in the thousands of pieces of glass that make up this mural. Main features to look for are the trumpet call heralding the birth of the city in the time of Jacques Cartier and images of contemporary music. The mural consists of thousands of layers of glass, backlit by 105 fluorescent bulbs and supported by a ton of steel.
Place des Arts
Glass ceiling (1992)
This work was made to look like a telescope, kaleidoscope and periscope all in one. It reproduces the lines and shapes found in the columns of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Place des Arts.
Also : numerous works of art on site, including a mosaic of 35 screens presenting artistic movies along the main corridor.
Palais des Congrès
Sculpture Lipstick Forest (1999–2002)
With 52 full-size pink tree trunks, this massive installation celebrates the city’s thriving cosmetics industry. The trunks are patterned after the century-old maple trees found in the streets of the old city.
Also : the hanging sculpture from Micheline Beauchemin as well as the Stained Glass from Mario Saia and the fountain La joute from Jean-Paul Riopelle (1969).
CDP Capital Center
Light structures (2002–2003)
Stratifications pariétales (2002-2003)
This work is one of the first to be displayed in an underground tunnel. It consists of three separate spaces (Chambre secrète, Contreforts, Rayons) that are unified by colour and the geological formations they evoke. They are sequenced in a way that allows them to be experienced from either direction along the tunnel.
Also : Autriche from Jean-Paul Riopelle (1954) ; Ode à Isis from Rita Letendre (2001) ; Photographs Sommeil (ou les séjours sous terre) from Josée Belisle (2005-2006) ; Tables from Michel Goulet ; Photographs Diaporama from Dominique Blain (2005-2006).
Montreal World Trade Center
Fountain and sculpture (18th century)
The 250-year-old statue at the head of this fountain depicts the Greek sea goddess Amphitrite. Created by French architect and sculptor Guibal, the statue once sat in the town of Meuse in northern France.
Also : a piece of the Berlin Wall (1993).
Victoria Place - Tour de la Bourse
This brightly coloured mural serves as a guide for passengers entering through the Belmont and Viger entrances of the Square- Victoria metro station.
Also : the murals Kawari Kabuto from Robert Savoie, close to the entrance of Square-Victoria metro station.
Square Victoria metro station
Sculpture Antigone VII (1991)
Berezovosky’s work takes inspiration from the industrial world and modern machinery. Antigone VII – part sculpture, part machine – gives the appearance of functionality, but is solely ornamental. Its multiple interpretations are intended to distort the viewer’s perception of reality.
Also : the Morici Center Light from Roberto Morici and Luigi Moretti (1965), as well as the painting L’homme-Oiseau de Jean-Pierre Lafrance (1998).
Montreal Central Station
Monumental Frieze, the work of former National Gallery director of Canada, Charles Comfort, celebrates Canada’s national anthem in both official languages. One wall illustrates the country’s national resources, while the other depicts its fundamental freedoms.
Montreal Canadiens legends
Calling all Montreal Canadiens fans! Come show your love for hockey and get a closer look at statues of four of the greatest Habs heroes of all time: Jean Béliveau, Maurice Richard, Guy Lafleur and Howie Morenz – created especially for the team’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
COEUR DE LION MCCARTHY
Angel of victory (1921)
At the heart of what in its day was the world’s most modern train station, this angel of victory is one of three sculptures commissioned from Montreal artist Coeur de Lion McCarthy by Canadian Pacific Railway. Created in 1921, this work honours CPR employees who gave their life during the First and Second World Wars.Géolocalisation