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Street art in Paris by Hopare.

Unknown 3Do the people at an Art Academy have any chance of a successful career? Is art in these days still worth any money?

Uh, I won’t even try to think of more questions, because the answer is YES. Yes, artistic people still have the chance to earn there livings with their work. It’s a though business because the competition is great, but I think the strength lies in learning from each other, instead of seeing each other as competitors. Find your own direction, focus on yourself and believe in your own abilities. 

A fantastic source of inspiration for me, and maybe for you, is the French artist Hopare. His work can be found all over the world and he is only 24 years old! Hopare’s artworks are being sold for prices above the 8,500 euros. (People even try to steal his work from the public walls) When you get stuff like that done, you’re get the medal of a successful artist, haha.

I discovered his work during a street art tour in Paris and his painting was for me the icing on the cake. Look at the shiny colors he used, they fit so perfect together. You can see that Hopare has a graphic background by the shapes and lines he uses. I can stare at it for hours, it’s so detailed.

I’n not a fan of writing a whole biography about him, because he has his own website with a lifestyle part. His photo’s will show you his latest work and places he has been to. So, if you want to get some more information about him, or see his other work, you can go to his website.

If you want to see this artwork by yourself, you have to go to Rue des Maronites, located in the 20th district of Paris. It’s worth the travel, even if you have come from far.

Tell me, what do you think of his work?

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

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Rue Crémieux, Paris

When I found Rue Crémieux in the list of ”most beautiful streets in the world”, I immediately grabbed my bags and booked a train to Paris. One of the most beautiful streets in the world and I didn’t knew about it. What a same.. Please forgive and forget, because I have been there during my last trip and here are the photo’s. Enjoy them :) 

(Hehe, I bet the people at my school are gonna tell me that no. 15 would belong to me, because I often wear black clothing.. Ok then, thanks guys!) 

Back to my post, if you want to visit this street, leave your car home, it’s a car-free street. For more information check out this video I found online. Thumbs up for Youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69YlP2Btsh0

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥ 

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Why Paris never gets me tired.

danielleWhat’s so special about Paris? Why do you like a city where you can easily be clamped between the doors of a metro. I like Chanel no. 5, why do you like the smell of sewerage and exhaust fumes? Why do you want to ride a bicycle between the crazy traffic people of Paris? Are you ever gonna get tired of Paris? 

Nope.

When you are going to bed on time, or give your pet a shower.. I’m just being my weird self trying to give every Paris lover a place to hang out. A place to get some information and to be entertained. Just like a live concert, but without the fireworks (I do can take of a false singing voice).

In this posts I’ll give you the 5 answers to the questions above. Here we go:

1. I can’t tell you exactly what’s so special about Paris, because it remains a personal opinion. I do can show you a lot of things on my blog that will show you that Paris is more than a big city with an Eiffel tower. Things are happening. It doesn’t matter if you don’t see that stuff automatically, I’ll teach you. Trust me, everyone has a little Parsien(ne) inside ;)

2. That about ”being clamped between the doors of a metro” isn’t true. You have plenty of time to get in! Ofcourse you can be clamped between the doors of a metro if you keep your eyes closed or if you don’t want to wait a whole minute till the next metro arrives…Yes, also a metro is full at one point, don’t push yourself in there.

3. If Chanel ever wants to create a perfume that smells like sewerage and exhaust fumes, I wouldn’t buy it. But we have to admit that those kind of smells belong to the metro stations of Paris. When I arrive at Gare-du-Nord and take the first metro to my hotel, it feels immediately like home. A priceless smell and feeling that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

4. Cycling in Paris is amazing. I’m not saying that because I’m from the Netherlands and earlier could ride a bike than could walk, but because Paris has a lot of cycling roads. You can discover a lot more on a bicycle. Always remember that the traffic on your right has right of way and don’t be afraid to ring your bell like a Christmas song. Remember those two points and everything will be fine.

5. I don’t think I ever get tired of Paris. Every time I’m there I discover new places and every time I have to leave, I wonder when I will be back again. Sticky notes with stuff about Paris are everywhere in my room. So many interesting artworks I still have to see, enough shopping stores to go wild and leave Paris with an empty wallet, important history pieces at every corner of the street (next to the corn sellers), countless sights and way too many delicious restaurants. You can not convince me that it will ever get bored!

If you got more questions about me and my obsession for Paris, go to my Twitter account. I’ll try to give you as many reasons as I can about why Paris never gets me tired! Hope to see you there!

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

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Opéra Garnier, a must seen highlight.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t like opera music or over dramatic theater shows… Opéra Garnier is a must seen for everyone. Seriously, it was the first time I visited a sight like this, and I’m still impressed by the beauty of it. It was the plan that we stayed there for an hour, but before I knew it the whole morning had passed. Details everywhere!

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I spent some time sitting on the stairs. I tried to focus on every detail and each time I blinked my eyes, the building became more and more interesting. That’s why it’s not really surprising that this is, with an area of ​​over 11,000 m², the biggest (and prettiest) opera building in the world . I mean, there is room for 2131 spectators!

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An eye-catcher in the central room is the chandelier that weighs more than 6 tons. It’s designed by Charles Garnier himself. Okay, we all think the same thing, we all want the same thing. So don’t deny it, when I say that this chandelier would be a amazing swing! 

Chandelier

One point of attention. The toilets were a little disappointment, I had expected some golden toilet seats…

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

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More art at Marché Parisien de la Création!

Art ManSince I started studying at the art school, I’m more interested in art than ever. I try to look at artworks in different ways and like to brainstorm about the choices the artist had to make before his artwork was finished. The fun part about art is that anyone can interpret it at his or her own way. During our philosophy and art history lessons we try to understand the question ”what is art?” and what characteristics match the answer we want to give. It’s a lot of fun, discussion different topics on what we think is art and is what not. We never agree with each other!

Okay, time to make my point. Are you interested in art, and do you like to discuss artworks and paintings (or do you want to buy some of those beauties)? Get a group of friends together and go on a Sunday to la Tour Montparnasse (that’s the biggest tower in Paris, you can’t miss it). There you’ll find a hidden market full with art, art and more art. In order to respect the work of the artist I only took a few photo’s with permission, but I can tell you that the art collection is very ranging so there are plenty enough ingredients for a good discussion. Gladly, the market isn’t a place for traders, but for real artists who only sell original work.

You can find Marché Parisien de la Création between the streets: Rue du Depart and Rue de la Gaîté. The nearest subway station is Edgar Quinet.

Oh wait, one last thing for the people who want to eat pancakes (crêpes) in Paris. Don’t search any longer..You’ll find here more than enough pancakes restaurants for your whole stay in Paris!

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning♥ 

Note: Let me know your opinion about ”what is art?” 

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Oh no, not Place du Tertre again!

Yeah Yeah, I know that I’ve been blogging a lot about Montmartre and all the artist who work there. A fun fact is that I still haven’t had enough of it ;) I do find the prices of all those paintings way overpriced, but that’s just how it works in a touristic painters life. Despite the expensive artworks and the not Parisian artists, it remains an inspiring place for anyone who loves art and Paris. Here are some photo’s I took during my last trips to Paris. Tomorrow I’ll be blogging about an other place in Paris where you can buy cool art pieces or pancakes!

Sweet dreams everyone or a very good morning ♥ 

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Assocation LE M.U.R. – Street Art in Paris

DamianAlright street-art fans, time to pay attention!

As you may have noticed in all my previous posts, Paris is full of amazing street art. Most of the street art is illegal, but gladly, Paris is also a city with many legal places for artists to express them selves.

Le M.U.R is a great example of one of those places. (Don’t confuse the name of this wall with the one in Montmartre ‘Le mur des je t’aime‘) Le M.U.R is a concept conceived by the French artist Jean Faucheur. By means of great perseverance he managed to grab a piece of Paris, where each week a new artist may show his or her work.

It was a great honor to meet him in person while he was looking at one of the new art pieces on the wall. He told us so much about his work, about other street art in Paris and other information you can’t find on the internet ;) For example: did you knew that many street art in Paris gets stolen? Such a same and a big scandal because street art is for everyone. Not only for the people who can’t afford expensive artworks but also for the people like me, who enjoy all those unique pieces. How can I capture them for you…if they steal it from the wall?! The prices of the street art pieces are sometimes worth more than 50 thousand euros! Depending on the artists of course. But is doesn’t matter how famous the artist is, street art is priceless. 

Street art le Mur

If you are curious about all the artworks of Le M.U.R, you can go to: 
http://lemur.asso.fr/ or buy their book called Le MUR, The Wall.

If you want to see Le M.U.R by yourself, here is the address:
107 Rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris

By the way: the wall gets painted on Saturday. If you get the chance it’s definitely fun to have a chat with the artists! They love to talk about their work, really interesting to learn new artists!

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥