‘Sous le Ciel de Paris, Hommage à Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Nuit’, Aluminium Dye Sublimation, 80 X 120 cm (32 X 48... Read More
‘Sous le Ciel de Paris, Hommage à Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Nuit’,
Aluminium Dye Sublimation, 80 X 120 cm (32 X 48 inches), 2019.
I have always been fascinated by
the massive urban renovation program of Paris, my second home, carried out
between 1853 and 1870 by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, aka Baron Haussmann, under
the commission of Emperor Napoléon III.
The architecture guidelines set
forth by Baron Haussmann were also my guiding principles for building this
huge, yet as friendly as possible spaceship. A closer and exploring look at the
image would reveal that the spaceship above is similar in its structure to the
city underneath and mirrors its straight ‘boulevards’, its lined up ‘Haussmann
buildings’, its numerous ‘squares’ and huge ‘parks’, as well as its glowing
This latter was the prime reason
for me to create this ‘Night’ version, on top of the former ‘Day’
version. I simply wanted to expose the fact that ‘The City of Lights’ exists in
the sky above as well. Finally, I wish to thank Wojtek
for his beautiful aerial night photo of Paris [https://fshoq.com/].