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Cities Of The World In Print 

Cities have long been a subject of fascination and inspiration for artists throughout history. They serve as vibrant and dynamic backdrops for human life, encapsulating the essence of civilisation, culture, and the human experience. Artists have depicted cities in various artistic styles and mediums, capturing their architectural marvels, bustling streets, and the diversity of urban life.


In art, cities often symbolise the convergence of people, ideas, and cultural exchanges. They are depicted as epicentres of human activity, showcasing the hustle and bustle of daily life, the interactions between individuals, and the complexities of modern society. Artists capture the energy and rhythm of cities through their use of colour, line, and composition, conveying the movement and dynamism that characterises urban environments.


Cities also provide artists with a rich tapestry of visual elements to explore. The towering skyscrapers, intricate street patterns, iconic landmarks, and diverse architectural styles offer endless inspiration for artistic interpretation. Artists often depict the interplay between light and shadow, the juxtaposition of old and new, and the contrasts between nature and urban structures.


Moreover, cities in art can evoke a wide range of emotions and narratives. They can convey a sense of excitement, opportunity, and progress, as well as feelings of isolation, anonymity, and alienation. Artists delve into the human stories within the urban landscape, highlighting the triumphs, struggles, and complexities of urban living.


Ultimately, cities in art reflect the evolving nature of human civilisation and the role of urban spaces in shaping our identities and experiences. They serve as visual records of our relationship with our built environment, inviting viewers to contemplate the intricacies of urban life and find their own connections within the vibrant tapestry of the cityscape.

London, Paula Scher, Sims Reed Gallery
Rome Pays Off, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Soho Contemporary Art
The Suffering of Light, Bombay, India 1981, Alex Webb, FEUTEU
Rio de Janeiro With Rain, Jacqueline Aronis, Galeria Gravura Brasileira
Procession Of Nuns Rangoon, Burma, Steve McCurry, Galerie Prints
Wrapped Reichstag Project for Berlin V, Christo, Composition Gallery
Tree, Manhattan, Martin Lewis, Harris Schrank Fine Prints
Above Paris, Marc Chagall, Gilden's Art Gallery
Madrid, Pascale Hémery, Emanuel von Baeyer - Cabinet
The Little Venice (from the First Venice Set), James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Annex Galleries
Amsterdam Nº 1, Josep Guinovart, Sylvan Cole Gallery
Snow At Asakusa, Paul Binnie, ebo Gallery