All my loved ones know that Jess is a thorough Parisholic, and they accepted it, finally. I visited Paris (and other cities, towns and small villages of this glorious country) thousand times, but I always stayed engaged.
- Each time I discover its new faces and shades, unknown streets and buildings.
- Being a designer (just a lamer but still), I pay attention to millions of décor details and architecture peculiarities.
- I adore the process of observing: how the French walk, talk to each other, gesticulate; what food they buy in the local outdoor cafés or the way they dress.
Paris is an endless source of investigations, and I’m a tireless investigator of its beauty and habits.
Paris of our dreams
Staying in Paris, I can’t stand buying all these lovely souvenirs – from some expensive décor issues on out to cups and key fobs featuring La Tour Eiffel or other well-known sights.
The Eiffel Tower is a special place for me and my beloved boyfriend, Tommy. We met each other for the first time on the top of this Iron Lady of Paris. So, it’s a kind of symbolic place for both of us. Last year, Tom presented me one of the Leonid Afremov’s pictures called “Paris of My Dream” (it’s a great example of cityscape art, isn’t it?). He said that his cherished dream came true the day we‘d met. It was one of the most touching moments in my life, and I always remember it while looking at this marvelous picture (it hangs on the wall in our living room). After all, how could I be disinterested in this magic city, huh?!
Parisholic’s collection of art
Besides, Paris cityscapes are depicted on the canvas of many famous artists. Some of them are saved in my personal art collection at home (it’s quite rich, that’s a given!).
- Antoine Blanchard and his fascinating series of winter Paris painting. I’d say Monsieur Blanchard is my favorite cityscape artists.
- John Patrick O’Brien and his series called “Romantic Paris”. He has an extremely distinguished manner of painting. My grandma has a dozen of reproductions of his paintings.
- Edouard Cortes and his marvelous and ambient painting called “Triumphal Arch”. He is a genius of cityscapes. Modern art lacks such brilliant artists as Edouard Cortes, the pick of post-impressionism era.
- Leonid Afremov and his second work in my collection – “Café in Paris”. I’m absolutely lost to its vivid ambience! When I was a little girl, it seemed to me that all those people depicted on canvas were talking to each other (in French, of course), laughing and moving. Yes, I had luxuriant imagination!
So if you love Paris as much as I do, you can use this list for your own design project!