Paris – a city renowned for its romantic atmosphere and historical architecture but also criticized for being too commercialized and campy. Everybody has an opinion about this place. You either love it, or you hate it. We'd like to look at the capital of France from a slightly different perspective. Paris canvas prints depict narrow, picturesque alleys, hidden gems missed by most tourists, and marvelous architectural details. And what about the Eiffel Tower? Naturally, we couldn't just ignore such an important landmark, although we decided to show it… upside down. The painting shows the iron construction from below, experimenting with perspective for interesting results. This way, our Paris canvas prints are anything but boring and clichéd. Choose one of these surprising designs and enjoy a unique arrangement in the blink of an eye.
Nowadays, Paris is yet another popular tourist destination which has succumbed to the rampant globalization and commercialization. Although the architecture stayed the same and the Eiffel Tower still watches over the cityscape, the metropolis is slowly losing its unique character and becoming more and more similar to other Western cities. Retro-style Paris prints are a perfect way of preserving the charm of the city from several decades ago. You can travel back in time and marvel at the beauty of old Paris thanks to a panoramic view of the metropolis, reminiscent of archival sepia photographs or slightly faded colorful ones. You can also consider an equally dazzling Paris canvas print showing a historical map of the city with the key places and viewpoints. Retro style prints will look gorgeous in modern interiors, creating a fascinating contrast between the past and the present.
To find the hidden beauty of the city, you have to lift your head and look at the tenement houses. Paris is full of magnificent architecture which isn't really mentioned in guidebooks, as it doesn't meet the criteria of a typical sight. Many regular tenement houses, which sprang up in the 18th and 19th century, have wonderful decorations akin to palaces and aristocratic villas. You can completely transform your interior with a print depicting a tenement house finishing, a bas-relief, or beautiful molding. Another popular option is a print showing the small green dome of one of the museums. The dome is made of copper and used to reflect the sunlight, standing out like a ball of green light in the cityscape. With time, however, it became tarnished and the color changed completely.
It's almost impossible to talk about Paris without mentioning the Eiffel Tower. After all, not many cities can boast having a landmark as characteristic and famous all over the world. The iron construction was initially seen as a very controversial project among the inhabitants and at some point there was even a plan to demolish it. Today, it's hard to imagine the capital of France without this soaring tower watching over it. Paris prints depicting the Eiffel Tower don't necessarily have to be trite and boring.
Instead of going for a typical postcard-like view of the city, choose a Paris oil painting, which depicts the city in an unconventional way. A photograph showing the Eiffel Tower from below can serve as the basis for the design. When you recreate the perspective in an oil painting form, the image resembles an interesting iron composition. It takes some time before you recognize the famous landmark and see the painting in a new light.
Another fascinating design is a painting depicting the dense sprawl of 19th century tenement houses with the soaring spire of the Eiffel Tower in the distance, almost like a second thought. The unique presentation of one of the most famous landmarks in the world makes the design much more captivating and original.
If you're looking for a tasteful bedroom decoration, there's no better option than a Paris oil painting imitation. Add some French style to your room with the gorgeous, narrow alleys, historical tenements overgrown with ivy, or a cozy bistro on a street corner. The interior will look wonderful if you decorate it with a painting depicting a part of an old-fashioned, colorful carrousel with the Eiffel Tower in the background. For all the romantic souls out there, we have a Paris at night print on canvas. Historical buildings sparkling with light with the Seine reflecting their glow and a full moon shining from above. This image truly resembles a frame from a romantic movie.
Paris canvas prints are also a great idea to decorate a child's room. They are perfect for any little girl, especially if she likes watching the animated story of Madelaine, a girl from Paris who goes on amazing adventures. You can make the design even better if you complement a Paris print with a door or wall sticker depicting the Eiffel Tower of the Arc de Triomphe. For a child's room, designs resembling storybook illustrations are a guaranteed success. They can show drawings of landmarks, culinary symbols of France like a baguette or a croissant, or even a colorful map of France with the largest cities marked on it.