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Lyse Charland Favretti

Envol d'oiseaux

Presentation of the artwork
The artwork is composed of a grouping of six glass pieces integrated with six skylights in Bibliothèque Le Prévost. Rectangular in shape, the glass pieces are arranged in three groups of two. They are made of antique glass and glass slabs; they also integrate empty spaces and are supported by wooden frames and nylon wire.

The glass pieces are abstract in appearance, but, as the artist says, “The theme chosen is that of stylized representation of a flight of birds, leaving space for a child’s imagination.” The composition has an effect of lightness and luminosity that offers an invitation to dreams and contemplation.
Associated events
The work was created on the occasion of Bibliothèque Le Prévost, under the Québec government’s Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publics.
Lyse Charland Favretti
Montréal-born Lyse Charland Favretti is a graduate of the École des beaux-arts de Montréal (1967–69) and the Université du Québec à Montréal in visual arts (1969–72). In 1981, she founded the studio Production Verre, which produced glass pieces that were presented in Canada and abroad. For the du Collège Métro station, Charland-Favretti produced two glass murals installed at the south and north entrances to the station. She has also made three three-dimensional glass murals for the Montréal heart Institute.
Variation of title
Puit de lumière en vitraux
Decorative Arts
Stained Glass
Collection name
Integration with architecture
Date completed
Mode of acquisition
Accession date
January 1, 1983
Cut out; assembled
Glass; silicone; nylon; wood
General dimensions
400 x 65 cm
  • Charland Favretti, Lyse
Envol d'oiseaux
Bibliothèque Le Prévost
Civic address
7355 Avenue Christophe-Colomb, Montréal, QC H2R 2S5