Explore our range of cityscape paintings for sale. Cityscape paintings are a reflection of our 21st-century metropolitan lives and are evidence of how cities have come to capture our attention and imagination. Very different from, yet falling under the umbrella of landscape painting, cityscapes and parts of the city have been painted for as long as we’ve had cities and urban settlements. From major modern cities like London and New York to renderings of religious, cultural and historical places like temples, casino’s and skyscrapers, artists have long been fascinated by our built world. Whether you want to buy cityscape paintings or are more interested by Cityscape Photography or Cityscape Collage, we’re on hand to help.
Not sure where to start? Drawing his inspiration from the North West urban landscape is Andy Mercer His cityscape paintings are abstract yet recognisable and tell stories of the familiar realities of city life. Andy lives and works in Lancaster and his work has been exhibited by the BBC.
Homes are another major theme explored in cityscape paintings. Arles Roofs by Noemi Safir is a cheerful, abstract rendering of what can be interpreted as favelas, in which Noemi has deconstructed the homes into colour stains. While Georgia Peskett’s realistic urban landscapes capture the unremarkable essence of the high rise flats that populate the city skyline. Inspired by New York where she moved to in 1980, Georgia was apprentice to several of Jean Michel Basquiat’s contemporaries.
Cities can be viewed from many angles, inspire many feelings and set the scene for the conduct of many activities. You’ll find all kinds of subject matter explored in our cityscape paintings, and by artists in styles ranging from abstract to realist, and everything in between.
Many cities around the world are still heavily involved in industrial activities and are depicted, sometimes beautifully and sometimes bleakly as artists have observed their rise and fall, and their consequences on the lives of people who have made cities their home.
From Lancashire and drawing inspiration from the urban scenes of the North West was Laurence Stephen Lowry. He lived in Salford for 40 years where he painted urban landscapes and cityscapes populated by his famous ‘matchstick men’. As a young man he was forced to move to the industrial town of Pendlebury where the landscape was made up of textile mills and factories rather than trees. At first he hated it and later he became obsessed with it. One of his most famous cityscape paintings is Street Scene in which he brings the reality of this industrial town to vivid life.