Quebec City is adding a splash of personality to one of its streets with a temporary exhibition of art-gallery-inspired lampshades. The 34 uniquely designed lampshades line a section of Cartier Avenue, warmly illuminating the city's wintery landscape. The lamps blend beautifully with light from the street's traditional lampposts and traffic lights while giving the storefronts a distinctly artistic feel.
The designs, reminiscent of stained glass or even Tiffany lamps, were accomplished by transferring works by Alfred Pellan and Fernand Leduc from museum collections onto the lampshades. International design firm Lightemotion organized the temporary exhibition, which is scheduled for display until March. However, that doesn't mean the fun will end there. The lampshades allow designs to be easily interchanged, giving the city the ability to set up more displays with different artists in the future.