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Paris City Art proudly presents for sale at affordable prices, original art with Paris as topic.


Paris has been called “the city of love,” owing to the beautiful architecture, reputation for fine wine and cuisine, history as a center for art, fashion, literature and ideas. It is also called the city of lights (La Ville Lumière) because of it was a central city for new ideas and progressive thought during the period of Enlightenment, but also because it was one of the first cities to install lighting in the street.
Paris has been pictured for centuries and one of the first plans of Paris was published in 1583 by Braun and Hogenberg. Several famous artists have worked and lived in Paris (Montmatre) at some points during their life including Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, among others. It also the home of famous venues that are well known for cabarets, including the Moulin Rouge.
Paris City Art sell original plans, views of Paris from as old as 1583, but also panoramic views. We also sell original posters and prints made during "La Belle Époque", (1890-1914). When you Love Paris and are looking for an original art piece Paris City Art offers you a great choice...
Air The Art that Inspired Wanderlust
In this presentation, Marianne Hermann of Paris City Art will present a special video on Lucien Boucher and the imagination that went behind the work of Air France marketing. In this video, Marianne shares her vast knowledge on the subject of Mid-Century promotional mapping for travel, specifically as it relates to Air France.
Among the airlines of the world, Air France has always gone to great lengths in promoting the services it provides to the world and issued a series of posters of stunning design. All are highly collectible, especially the Planisphere series to which this poster belongs, designed by Lucian Boucher.
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The history of Paris

The history of Paris dates back to approximately 259 BC, with the Parisii, a Celtic tribe settled on the banks of the Seine. In 52 BC, the fishing village was conquered by the Romans, founding a Gallo-Roman town called Lutetia. The city changed its name to Paris during the fourth century AD. In 508 the first king of the Franks, Clovis I, made Paris the capital of his empire. At the beginning of the twelfth century, the first university in France has founded thanks to the uprisings of students and professors. Louis IX appointed the chaplain, Robert de Sorbon, to establish the College, which was later named after him, the Sorbonne.
In 1583 Braun and Hogenberg published in Cologne the first town books and a fine plan of Paris was included in volume one. In the following four centuries artists made numerous impression of the town. Many artists where passing, many stayed and Paris is one of the most illustrated cities in the world.
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Book a Private Virtual visit to a Paris Gallery

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a majority of the world is operating at a much slower pace. Safety precautions like social distancing and self-isolating are strongly advised by officials, and these include ceasing all travel if possible. But while a lot of us may be at home, that doesn't mean we can't still see Paris and its galleries. Thanks to the internet, we're now able to virtually tour Paris museums, galleries or antique dealers, and more — no passport or packing required.
Book your private tour now to visit one or more Paris galleries, antique dealers at rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Rue du Bax, Rue du Seine, or any Parisian gallery of your choice. Join the opening of an exposition and see their "Nouveautés".
We can assist you in English and even negotiate better prices on your behalf.

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With our art collection you will have easy access to a carefully curated selection of best prints, maps and drawings of Paris. All items are high quality original art works and we add new prints to the collection continuously.
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