Tuesday, March 2, 2021

SATURDAY: The Paris - NYC Sketch Event


USk Paris and NYC are partnering 
to bring you an Urban Sketchers Treasure Hunt

Thanks to our hosts Frederique Fleisch (Paris) and Lois Bender (NYC) for planning and designing this event

*  PLEASE NOTE:  You will need to register for the morning and the afternoon parts separately

Let’s Be Tourists Again!
Have Breakfast in New York (10 AM) and Les Aperos (Aperitifs) in Paris (4pm)

We're trading cities for a day as we visit the many  “Statues of Liberty!” 

The Statue of Liberty officially celebrated her 125th birthday on October 28, 2011. The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution. Over the years, the Statue of Liberty’s meaning has grown to include freedom and democracy as well as this international friendship.

Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design a sculpture with the year 1876 in mind for completion, to commemorate the centennial of the American
Declaration of Independence.  Bartholdi required the assistance of an engineer to address structural issues associated with designing such a colossal copper sculpture. Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel (designer of the Eiffel Tower), was commissioned to design the massive iron pylon and secondary skeletal framework which allows the Statue’s copper skin to move independently yet stand upright.

Old pictures and the history of the construction of Lady Liberty

For the New York City Team
There are six different copies of the Statue of Liberty in Paris.  You are invited to sketch some or all of them.  Give your sketches a Parisian context.

 Sketch the statue by the river Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background:
Statue de la Liberté sur l’Ile aux Cygnes: Metro stop at rer c, station Champs de Mars :

•  Or, sketch the statue of liberty at the Jardin du Luxembourg!   
Statue liberté au Jardin du Luxembourg: Metro stop at rer Luxembourg:

  Here are all the places where you can find the statue of liberty in Paris:  
Swan Island, The Luxembourg Garden, at the Musée d'Orsay at the Museum of Arts and Crafts (2 statues), Place Michel Debre,

•  Sketch the hidden statue
La sculpture Centaure by Cesar cache une mini sculpture de la statue de la liberté:  Metro stop Saint Sulpice :


The ParisianTeam 
 The Parisians will be sketching NYC’s Statues of Liberty 



There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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