Thursday, October 4, 2012
Paris at night
I love these three illustrations of Paris at night, which I want to hang on my wall right now. One thing that stands out to me about these pictures is the lit windows. When I drive through big cities and see rows of windows lit up in big apartment buildings, I always wonder about the people inside, who they are and how they spend their time. It's amazing to think about the billions of people in the world, all under the same sky, looking up at the same stars every night.
I've always been drawn to art that depicts the night, such as van Gogh's ever famous "Starry Night" (which is pretty much everyone's favorite painting ever, am I right?). I think I am drawn to pictures of night skies, because I feel much more alive at night than in the morning. (I am so not a morning person.) Also, in the day, there is only one bright light shining, but at night, there are thousands of tiny lights illuminating the sky, which, I think, is in many ways more beautiful.
(Illustrations by Tubidu Graphics)