What Is Cityscape Art

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Visual arts involve many artistic disciplines such as performing arts, textile arts, and conceptual arts. A cityscape art is a creative way of representing the physical characteristics of an urban area. It is synonymous to a landscape and differs from villages and towns that have less urban density. A cityscape art is reflected in paintings, photographs, and drawings. It showcases different features of cities such as buildings, skylines, urban parks, city streets, and other facets.

A cityscape art has long been existing since the first century AD showing a bird’s eyeview of the olden city. It also appeared in the Middle Ages as backgrounds for biblical themes and paintings. In the 17th century, cityscapes developed into a celebrated type of art specifically in the Netherlands. The View of Delft was the famous work in this era painted by Jan Vermeer. Other famous subjects that were painted were the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, and Haarlem.

Many celebrated cityscapes date back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In the eighteenth century, cityscape art flourished in most European countries like the city of Venice in Italy. When the nineteenth century was ending, popular groups like the Impressionists went experimenting with modern techniques to show the different views of the city. They emphasizedthe atmosphere and the subtleties of everyday life. Industrial area, railway yards, and building sites were some subjects developed for cityscapes.

In the twentieth century, the popularity of cityscape considerably declined as more conceptual arts and abstracts took center stage. Edward Hopper, an American painter devoted his attention to figurative painting and revived the figurative art which revalued the cityscapes.

The genre of cityscape was popular and patronized by many renowned painters like Alfred Sisley, Childe Hassam, James McNeil Whistler, John Atkinson Grimshaw, and Giovanni Canaletto. There as a plethora of world-famous cityscape arts that are stored in the museums today and some of the well-renowned cityscape arts embrace City by the Sea created by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Moscow by Mikhail Belyaevsky, and Paris Street, Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte.

Cityscape art is an amazing type of workmanship which gives pride to a country and the illustrator. Its history is amazing which is still preserved and enhanced by modern technology today.