This Artist's Beautiful Work Reminds Us That #ParisIsAboutLife

As Paris, France is in mourning following recent terrorist attacks a French artist shared her sketches of the city's most beautiful attributes.

As France mourns following the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed nearly 200 lives, a French cartoonist has shared sketches that celebrate life in the beloved city and its beauty.

Artist, writer and director Joann Sfar started the Instagram hashtag #parisisaboutlife over the weekend, under which she shared illustrations of some of the daily activities in Paris including a child holding a cookie and his mother’s arm, a gathering of musicians from all over the world and even a satirical sketch mocking the film industry and the movies set to come out in theaters this week that will likely go unseen. 

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Although the heart of the city is aching from the recent events, Sfar's artwork celebrates what Paris really stands for and serves as a symbol that Paris will not be defined by these attacks and the love and beauty of France's capital will be restored. 


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Loose translation: "Message from the cinema industry : Our thoughts go to the families of the victims and to the producers who have a movie coming out next Wednesday.” 


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Musicians from all countries. Gathered in Paris around a piano. #parisisaboutlife

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La tourneuse de pages #parisisaboutlife

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Young woman in Paris #parisisaboutlife

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Banner Photo Credit: Joann Sfar 

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