A book for all those who love art and want to discover or re-discover Paris through the eyes of a French artist born and working in Paris. Containing 67 colour illustrations by Gérard Ramon and quotes about Paris from Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Julien Green, and others.
An artist’s stroll around Paris — Introduction by Gérard Ramon
I’m lucky enough to be born and living all my life in Paris and so I’ve undertaken the arduous task of a graphic description of my city. Walking in the streets of Paris with a sketch book and a few pencils, taking in the air of the city, stopping to do a quick drawing or a watercolour… Isn’t it a dream for many artists? The atmosphere of Paris is so indefinable, its light so translucent; every street, every square a witness of its rich past and yet so modern and so full of life. With my drawings, I would like to invite you to walk with me along the river, to stride across its bridges, to sit on a terrace of a Paris bistro and watch the world go by, to discover or rediscover the city through the eyes of a Parisian. I tried to capture this mysterious “air de Paris”, this “je ne sais quoi” that makes Paris so different from any other city in the world. I didn’t think it possible, but with every new drawing, I was falling deeper and deeper in love with her, and I hope that you will, too.
Flick through the book and choose an illustration that you would like to buy as a limited edition print, numbered x/30 and signed by the artist.
Size of the print: A3 (297 x 420 mm / 11.7 x 16.5 in). Size of the image: A4 (210 x 297 mm / 8.3 x 11.7 in). Price: 95 Euro (free delivery worldwide)