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Nadia Attura’s print of New York entitled New York New Days (2018) captures a bird’s eye view of the city. The painterly and erratic brush strokes convey the rush and movement of the city, while the warmth of the pastel colours and use of light inject a sense of awe into the image, as if the sun is just rising on the city that never sleeps.
Laura Jordan is a British illustrator who creates beautifully intricate, large-scale cityscapes. Central Park 2015 (2015) depicts the city as if rising out of the subway, through Central Park and up towards the skyscrapers. Working centrally, she allows the city to grow almost organically on the page. Her splashes of colour are injected into the urban scene to bring it to life and convey the real heart and soul of the city.
Cityscapes date back to Ancient Rome, where they were originally used as maps and generally depicted a birds-eye view of the city. It wasn’t until the 17th century that cityscapes became an art form of their own. The genre was particularly popular in the Netherlands, with artists such as Johannes Vermeer painting the View of Delft (1660 - 61).
For many years Europe, especially Paris, was considered the centre of the art world. During WW2, however, many European artists fled to America and particularly to New York. In turn, with the help of the Abstract Expressionist movement, New York became known as the modern-art capital of the Western world.
New York has continued to retain its popularity and status as a centre of modern-art. The thriving and bustling nature of New York draws artists to the city.