Eiffel Tower

Fine Art, Travel, Watercolor

It’s not a secret that Eiffel Tower is one of the most wanted and visited places in Paris and I am more than sure lots of Artists painted her in the last 122 years.

This painting is the beginning of the series “My Paris”. I’ve visited Paris twice and took tons of pictures just to realize recently that I’ve lost most of them. Not a problem: this will give me a great excuse to go to Paris one more time, won’t it! Just need to dream hard enough J

It is just a beginning! And like all beginnings evolve this image also will transform so many times. The image is of Evening Paris with dramatic skies. And this time I’ve placed a young lady in the left bottom corner as the symbol of Romantic Paris Spirit and the Tower. The red scarf drives the attention from monochromatic painting; yet the center composition still belongs to the Eiffel Lady herself.

9”x12” Watercolor Painting on 140lb Cold Pressed Paper

Here are some interesting facts about Eiffel Tower (courtesy ofhttp://www.rphs.devisland.net/zach/funfacts.htm)

  • · Completed in 1889 for the Paris world exhibition, it was built in two years by 132 workers and 50 engineers.
  • · The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1889 (that was the case until 1930).
  • · It took a team of 25 painters to paint the Eiffel Tower.
  • · Protecting the Eiffel Tower from rust requires the application of 50 tons of paint every seven years.
  • · The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6 inches in winter
  • · Solar heating can causes the Eiffel Tower to expand up to 3.25 in.
  • · Strong winds can sway Eiffel Tower slightly. During the storm of 1999, it moved approximately 13 centimeters from its initial position
  • · In 1925, a con artist sold the Eiffel Tower for scrap – twice! But, this never happened.

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