Paris has been called the city of love but it is also called the city of lights (La Ville Lumière) because 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. Read more about the History of Paris
Paris has been pictured for centuries and several famous artists have worked and lived in Paris (Montmartre) at some points during their life including Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, among others.
Paris City Art sells 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).
The items we offer are in stock and can be delivered or shipped within 3 days after payment has been received.
When you love Paris and you are looking for an original art piece Paris City Art offers you a great choice.
Paris City Art
If you are passionate about Paris, or if you are only looking for a gift or for some unique decor for your home or office, this site offers you a great choice of truly authentic art relating to Paris.
In our catalog we offer antique maps as early as 1583, but also offer a wide variety of views of Paris, and arts published during the "La Belle Epoque", with posters and lithographs from the Poster Art Magazine "Les Maîtres de l'affiche".
Among prints showing scenes of Parisian life during the last 300 years, fashion and perfume prints, Air France posters and art made by international artist who worked and lived in Paris, like Chagall, Miro, Daumier, etc.
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Plans of Paris
The Plans of Paris from its origins (1493) to the end of the 19th century. Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the plans of Paris underwent numerous changes: engraving techniques, formats, the richness of the inventory, modes of representation, symbolic conventions, the precision of surveys, prices ... The first producers of Paris plans are unknown. In the 17th century, the map trade was hardly distinguished from that of prints.
Artists from Paris
Around 1850, independent artists meet and meet regularly in Montmartre, at the café Guerbois Avenue de Clichy and the most famous impressionist painters will keep in the habit of meeting here: Bazille, Renoir, but also Claude Monet, without forgetting Cézanne, Degas, or Pissaro, they all come here to talk about painting and remake the world in a feverish atmosphere. Continue reading
The modern poster is considered to have been born in the latter half of the 19th century, in 1866 to be exact. The cities outdoor and indoor building walls were flowered with posters that took their themes from the passing show of "La Vie Parisienne". We offer original vintage posters, sold with a certificate of authenticity. Continue reading
Air France posters
The poster has always occupied a special place in Air France's communication. With a heritage of more than 1,500 posters by the most prestigious illustrators and
artists, the Company has one of the richest collections in the world.
Air France has over 1500 posters to its name, many of which were created by the most esteemed designers and illustrators like Savignac, Solon and Cassandre, Cocteau, Mathieu, Brenet, Picart.
Les Maîtres de l'affiche
In the ebullient period of 'La Belle Époque'
the magazine "Les Maitres de l'Affiche" (Masters of the Poster) published reduced lithographic versions, of the best posters of Europe and America,
by more than 90 great artists.
The posters in this series had major appeal, in part, due to its manageable size. Continue reading
Scenes of Parisian Life
Daily life is filled with repetitive activities-seemingly mundane motions and actions that are nevertheless weighted with meaning because of their cumulative effect in structuring time and defining experience. Whether they arise from business, busyness, or leisure, these rituals, occupations and pastimes are significant.
From the minute to the hour, to the day, to the week, to the month, to the season, to the year, any single activity incorporates both immediacy, existing in the moment, and endurance, reflected in its continuing practice. A large number of prints, oil paintings were made in the last centuries who show the elite, fashionable Parisian lifestyle during good and worst time.
Honoré Daumier was born 26 February 1808 in Marseilles and died 10 February 1879 in Valmondois. His most active years: 1830 - 1879. Known as the "Michelango of Caricature", Honoré Daumier was a prolific painter, printmaker, sculptor, and caricaturist. He produced over 4,00 lithographs in his lifetime, which were known for their satires of political figures and the the behavior of the bourgeois in society.
As a boy, he showed an inclination towards art, which his father tried to discourage, and so he put him to work as an usher. But, Daumier's talents could not be dissuaded, and he later works at a bookseller, eventually landing in the employ of Alexandre Lenoir, an artist and archaeologist, and becoming his protégé.
The Air France poster presentation
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.
In this presentation, Marianne Hermann of Paris City Art provides a special video on Lucien Boucher and the imagination that went behind the work of Air France marketing. She will share her vast knowledge on the subject of Mid-Century promotional mapping for travel, specifically as it relates to Air France.
Ideally located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, beside Notre-Dame de Paris, the Gallery was founded in 1946, in the aftermath of the Second World War. Initially specialized in cartography and Paris engravings, it has been valued since its purchase by D ...
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