Église St-Esprit, I promised to show you the interior of this gorgeous church.
The interior was designed by Toussait-Xénophon Renaud and some of the elements such as the flooring and the wall lights could be just as appropriate in a cinema. On the other hand the pews, seating on the main alter, the confessional boxes and the stained glass windows by Guido Nincheri do not belong anywhere but a church.
The pews at the front of the church are enclosed by these decorated Art Deco wooden panels.
Each of the panels and the door are stepped at the top. I can see floral or sunburst forms in the decoration and, of course, a cross on the door providing access to the seating. You can also see that elements of the seating are also decorated with similar Art Deco patterns.
Similar patterns have been used in the backs of these chairs and I think it looks more like a sunburst here.
Again we have a a representation of a cross on the large central chair which seems to employee more stepped forms than a chair can bear. Besides the stepped wooden slats below the seat, the armrest and the back supports are also stepped.
Suspended from the cross is a large round light fitting. Definitely could be found in a cinema or theatre foyer.
Rosemont Tour Booklet, Tenth World Congress on Art Deco, Montreal, 2009
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