On 15 April 2019 around 6:50 p.m., a fire broke out in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. One of the most famous historical buildings, it has a strong value to Parisian and French culture and is one of the most famous buildings in the world with around 13 million tourists every year. After the tragic news about the iconic cathedral burning went viral, many artists showed their respect to the monument by drawing it.

Scroll down to see the list of these beautiful tributes to the beloved cathedral.

#1

Firies #notredame

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Freya the Wanderer 1 month ago

Vive les pompiers - et les pompières!

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#2

Incendio En Notre Dame De París

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isak immanuel 1 month ago

This is beautiful.

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The construction of Notre-Dame started back in 1163 and it was finished almost 200 years later in 1345. It's important to mention that the iconic spire was added only in the 19th century. Notre-Dame isn't only known for its incredible architecture, it was also the cathedral in which Napoleon's coronation by Pope Pius VII took place in 1804.


#3

#notredame #paris 😢

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Olga Vol 1 month ago

Their faces are so sad :(

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#4

2 Siècles Pour La Bâtir, 856 Ans Pour L'entretenir, Quelques Heures Aux Flammes Pour La Rendre En Cendres Mais Une Partie Sauvée Grâce Aux @pompiers_paris. Merci.
bravo @fernandobarbaart Pour Cette Superbe Illustration
#paris #notredame #notredamedeparis #cathedrale #symbole #monument #capitale #patrimoine #architecture #victorhugo #illustration #pompiers #fire #art #france #visitparis #parismonamour #parisgram #parisfrance #french #travel #visitfrance #tragedie #sad

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Eagle Girl 1 month ago

Merci to all who risked (and lost) their lives to save our iconic pieces of history

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#5

After Devastation, There Is Still Hope! ☀️ A Sketch Honoring The Notre Dame Cathedral

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Snow 1 month ago

I love this

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Since Notre-Dame was first built around 700 years ago, the building required constant renovation. During the last few years, it was in desperate need of reconstruction and that's exactly what was happening before the fire broke out. The renovation was supposed to cost €6 million. Fires often break out during renovation so it is believed that this might have been the case with the Notre-Dame Cathedral.


#6

Pray For Notre-Dame Cathedral In Paris France🙏

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Erwan Le Gal 1 month ago

Really Beautiful ! ... And this One ? VHUGO-Notr...92be92.jpg VHUGO-NotreDame-15-Avril-5cb770592be92.jpg

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#7

Tomorow Is Another Day, Hopes And Dreams Still Exist.

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Deborah Magnin 1 month ago

This is beautiful <3

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#8

The Tower
#notredame

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Tahani 1 month ago

This looks like a painting made centuries ago... Love it, very moving

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#9

Con Quale Cuore Prego Ancora Notre Dame
c'è...
qualcuno Che Le Scaglierà La Prima Pietra?
sia Cancellato Dalla Faccia Della Terra!
#notredamedeparis #disney #quasimodo

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LoneWolfie 1 month ago

Nooo Quasimodo!

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After the news broke, French President Emmanuel Macron promised to restore the cathedral. A fundraiser has been launched and within the first 24 hours, it has brought pledges of €800 million by several benefactors. It is estimated that the reconstruction might take up to 20 years.

#10

« il Y A Toujours De L’espoir » #paris #notredame #thereisalwayshope #parisjetaime #notredamedeparis #inspirationbansky #parisfrance #france #coeurdenotrepays #mariesavartillustrations #illustration

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Molly Tallmadge 1 month ago

I love this; it's simple, but it packs a lot of emotion.

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#11

💔 .
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#notredame

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Lotte 1 month ago

Its emotion looks so pure. such a tragedy

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Recent news declare that there have been €1 billion donated to the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral which has caused some controversy online. Many people claim that during the past few years there have been many tragic losses around the world, with many people losing their home and their loved ones, yet nobody has ever donated this much money to any of the causes. Notre-Dame example shows how many of the world's problems could be solved if the world's richest people would donate to those in need.

#12

I Originally Didn’t Want To Do Something But Here We Are

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Galaxies Dawn 1 month ago

interesting, yet good!

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#13

#notredame #fire #firefighter #quasimodo #merci #photo

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tuzdayschild 1 month ago

Oh my heart :(

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#14

Notre Dame 04.15.19
i Feel As Though We Failed This Piece Of History And Those In Generations Before And After Us. Though Yesterday's Fire Was The Worst Destruction Notre Dame Cathedral Has Endured In The 850 Or So Years Since It's Construction.. France Will, Of Course, Rebuild. However, So Much History Has Been Lost.. It's Utterly Daunting To Think About What Was Lost In Each Pillar Of "The Forest". I Feel Honored Now That I Was Able To Explore Notre Dame In 2000, While Passing Through Paris In My Exploration Of W Eur. I Am Almost Tempted To Go Dig Out My Old 8mm Tapes To Watch My Home Videos To See If I Caught Any Of The Interior On My Own Camcorder. So Many Things My Own Children Will Never Get To Witness Themselves.. At Least Not In Any State I Can Imagine.
my Heart Is With Paris.. France.. The World.
they Are Just Things.. And Nothing In This World Lasts Forever Apparently.
image From @virgola_
#notredame #history #fire2019 #notredamefire #notredamefire2019 #losthistory #sad #paris #france #cathedral #notredamecathedral #saddened #devastated #catholic #catholicchurch #gothic #middleages #remember #horrible #restore #ifeelblessed #gladnoonewaskilled #firefighters #art #artwork #tribute #notredametribute #notmine #virgola_ #repostpic

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Fixin'Ta 1 month ago

I love this one -- something really haunting and yet hopeful about using flower petals for flames.

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#15

Yesterday Notre Dame De Paris Was Partially Destroyed In A Fire. My Heart Is Bleeding. As A Tribute To This Wonderful Monument From Our Country, I Decided To Paint This Tragic Event.

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Princess Dram 1 month ago

this one made me cry

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#16

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Ali Fingar 1 month ago

Just kill me

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#17

"Vivre"
#notredame #notredamedeparis #esmeralda #paris #longlivethequeen #victorhugo #sunset #sky #gothic #dance #spirits #tribute #notredametribute #illustration #notredameillustration #drawing #watercolor #nddp #giulioingrossoart

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Roberto Durante 1 month ago

Esmeralda spirit

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#18

我想把最完美的一面呈现给大家
#pen #sketch #architecture #architecturestudent #wisearchi #paris #art #architectural #architecturaldrawing #notredame #drawings

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isak immanuel 1 month ago

"I don't feel so good right now"

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#19

Un Dessin Réalisé En Soutien À @notredameparis En M'accrochant À L'espoir Qu'elle Reste Malgré Tout Debout. Si Triste Ce Soir.

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Roberto Durante 1 month ago

Fraternity, Solidarity, Liberty, the Yellow (R)Evolution

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#20

Quickie Doodle Of My Version Of The Gargoyles From Hunchback Of #notredame. My Grandfather Was French So I Will Always Have A Soft Spot For That Incredible City, And Speak French With A Cheerful Yet Terrible American Accent

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Maci Mae 1 month ago

"Quick sketch"...Wow, that's talent!

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#21
guineverevonsneeden

It was heartbreaking today, watching Notre Dame engulfed in flames. And as I watched, I couldn’t help but to see the spirit of the Seine, swept up, its arms around the roof, dampening the flames. 😔

8:10 PM - 15 Apr 2019

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Roberto Durante 1 month ago

beautiful tough

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#22

Hommage Aux Pompiers De Notre Dame

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rakuninaru 1 month ago

Thanks for your hard work

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#23

Daunting, Disheartening And Yet Terrifyingly Beautiful. My Hart Is With Everyone Who Feels Like They Lost Something In That Fire.

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Ashley Wright 1 month ago

At first glance, I thought it was a photo. #realism

#24

His Home Will Be Rebuilt 🖤 Hunchback Of Notre Dame

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Tokni tockni 1 month ago

So sad

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#25

Q Is For #quasimodo 😢💔 #thehunchbackofnotredame #notredame #quasimodo #esmeralda #paris #lacathedralenotredame

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Ames 101 1 month ago

This is adorable <3

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#26

“Notre Dame”, Oil On Canvas, 14”x14” #notredame #paris #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #studiovisit #artstudio #contemporaryart #notredameburning #notredamecathedral #notredamedeparis

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Cute_Angel 1 month ago

I see a face in the smoke..am I the only one

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#27

#notredame ❤️

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Enuya 1 month ago

There are many similiar pictures but something in this one makes me really sad and sorry. Maybe it's because of the artist's style? It looks simple but there are real emotions in this picture. And I love choice of colours here - they're beautiful.

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#28

I’ve Come To Accept That Verbal Language Is Not My First, Most Accessible Mode Of Communication...i Am Often Times Overwhelmed With/By Emotion, As Many Are And I Feel A Lack Of Verbalizing This Morass Of Feelings...i Feel Blessed That I Allow Myself To Express Through Painting...
i Have No Words For The Extraordinary Loss That This Fire Has Wrought...i Felt I Had To Process The Flood Of Grief (Felt Around The World) For Not A Building But A Concept Of Immortality Or The Fragility Of Our Collective Creations...alas I Cannot Really Say It, So I Painted, And Although I Wish I’d Used A Different Paper To Achieve Some Of The Flow I Was Looking For, I Really Do Feel More At Peace With The Impermanence Of All Things. This Will Probably Not Be The Only Painting On The Grand Cathedral In Flames But For Today It Healed A Fragment Of My Heart. #notredamecathedral #watercolor #painting #expression #heartspace #paris #artworkliving #determined #empathic #empath #grief #griefandloss #notredame #notredameparis #notredamedeparisfire #instaart #watercolorpainting #artist #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram

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Eagle Girl 1 month ago

The Cathedral was short of funds for renovation. Even with the post fire donations, will still be short. If we all, around the world, just gave a dollar...

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#29

💔 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️
#notredame #safenotredame #paris #help #fire #notredameparis #notredame #safe

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KEBI Photography 1 month ago

Isn't the year supposed to be 2019?

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Mary Mastrangelo 1 month ago

The talent of the artists in this list is obvious. I saw brave firemen risking themselves, giving gargoyles drinks (referencing the famous shot of the Australian fireman giving drink to a koala caught in the recent wildfires there), and many references to the sadness of the losses in the Paris fire. Many art works showed Victor Hugo's fictional characters Quasimodo -- "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" -- and Esmeralda mourning over the cathedral. I could have done without the "art" about bell-ringer Quasimodo finding another job at his age: that seemed to reduce the tragedy to a lame, almost obscene joke. This church of Notre Dame is a cathedral, the main church of a Catholic diocese, built over more than a hundred year period by ordinary folk who wanted to give the transcendent God who sent His Son to redeem mankind the most beautiful dwelling human beings were capable of building for Him. The singular love and devotion necessary for the building of this cathedral seems lacking now.

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