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Verre-écran
1968
Marcelle Ferron
1924 - 2001

Marcelle Ferron was born in Louiseville, near Trois-Rivières, in 1924. After studying at the École des Beaux-Arts de Québec (1941-1942) under the direction of Jean-Paul Lemieux, she distinguished herself on the Montreal scene of the mid forties among other young artists working towards a new vision of art. Having met Paul-Émile Borduas in 1945, she participated in the Automatist adventure and its various exhibitions and manifestations from 1946 to 1953. A co-signor of the “Refus global”, Ferron remained faithful throughout her career to the aesthetic principles underlying the Automatist movement, namely the respect of gesture as an essential feature of authentic artistic expression. A long stay in Paris, from 1953 to 1965, brought her closer to the proponents of lyrical abstraction. Her abstract paintings, agitated by tumultuous bursts, crossing movements and contrasts, gradually gave way to brilliant colors contrasted with very pure whites. As an activist, she became implicated, upon her return to Quebec in 1966, in various democratic struggles. During that period, she was also fascinated by the properties of antique glass and its possibilities as a medium. She began researching glass production methods and their application in the composition of stained glass, glass windows and skylights. As a master glassmaker, Ferron made many contributions to architecture and public art. Being the first female artist to receive the prestigious Paul-Émile Borduas prize, she inspired a whole generation of artists working to secure a place for women in the arts. Her impact on the development of Quebec art as well as in the political social spheres in Quebec has been stressed more than once. In addition to winning the silver medal of the Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1961, she was named Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Quebec in 2000. That same year, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal held a major retrospective which traced the great emotion and rigor of her work. Marcelle Ferron died in Montreal in 2001.

(Source : Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal)

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Details
Category
Stained Glass
Acquisition mode
Donation
Source mention
Gift of the Government of Québec
Materials
antique stained glass, vinyl
Technique(s)
assembled, dyed, stained
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Location
Location
Location
Station Champ-de-Mars
Localization
Subway entrance
Accessibility
Interior access limited to métro opening hours; artwork is inside and outside the turnstiles
Tours
Tour
Tour
Time travel
  • 15 Artworks
  • 45min
  • Champ-de-Mars metro station
  • Centre d'histoire de Montréal

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Artwork description

Visible from both inside and outside the station, this huge, abstract stained glass catches the eye at once. The fluid shapes create a moving dance of colours, with forms of red, yellow, blue, violet, and green seeming to come to life.