The Arc de Triomphe gets a daring makeover

A photo of the wrapped Arc de Triomphe at night time.
(Image credit: Matthias Koddenberg)

Have you ever been stood at a famous landmark and thought to yourself, 'I wonder what this would look like covered in one big sheet?' Yeah, us neither, but that wasn't the case for one artistic duo.

The Arc de Triomphe stands proudly at the western end of Paris' Champs-Élysées and is home to the famous eternal flame. Its neoclassical architecture has been a tourist attraction for nearly 200 years, but if you were to visit it today, it would look a bit different. The Parisian structure is currently covered in a giant silver sheet. (If you're looking for an art fix but don't want to leave the comfort of the couch, then check out our round up of the best online galleries.) 

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.