ARTmonday: 16 Obscured Cityscapes

As much as we love spending time in our little Florida enclave, surrounded by palm trees and ocean air, there is always something exhilarating about zipping back into the city on the Uber ride back from the airport. Sure, it’s not Manhattan (for one, it only takes ten minutes to travel from Logan to downtown Boston), but there are still bridges, and lights, a river, and a tall building or two in the Boston cityscape. It’s nice to escape to other environs, but urban landscapes are really where I prefer to be long term.

Taking inspiration from the cityscape with which we were met as we arrived home the other evening, I’ve pulled together cityscape artwork, but not straightforward postcard images (ick). No sunsets behind skyscrapers here. This cityscape art portrays views that are deconstructed or somehow obscured. It might be a scene enhanced by a reflection, shot from above, viewed from beneath a bridge or through a window, or made blurry by the rain or the photographic lens. Here are 16 pieces of cityscape art that celebrates the city, no matter which way it’s looked at.

cityscape-Berlin #3

Berlin #3 by Matthew Ling
$425 at Saatchi Art

cityscape-NYC-MK-08

NYC MK 08 by Marco Lugli
$400 at Saatchi Art

cityscape--adjacent-building

Adjacent Building, 2012 by Ronald Erskine
Starting at $200 at UGallery

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Cityscape I by Misha Dontsav
$200 at Saatchi Art

cityscape-barcelona-skyline

Barcelona Skyline by Neema Sadeghi
$22.88 at Society6

cityscape-bridge-photo

Bridge, 2012 by Mikhail Palinchak
Starting at $275 at Amazon/UGallery

cityscape-columbus-circle

Columbus Circle by Joseph O. Holmes
Starting at $60 at 20×200

cityscape-down-the-street

Down the Street (2013) by Ulrich van Brodt
$400 by Saatchi Art

cityscape-green-Branches

Green Branches by Tod Seelie
Starting at $60 at 20×200

cityscape-Amsterdam-View-Opus

Amsterdam View Opus 45 by Geert Lemers
$1,800 at Saatchi Art

cityscape-14-london

14:14 London by Marek Emczek Olszewski
$1,200 at Saatchi Art

cityscape-waiting-for-nothing

Waiting for Nothing by Pedro Correa
$3,800 at Saatchi Art

cityscape-with-trees-11

Cityscape with Trees II by Steven Irwin
$300 at Saatchi Art

cityscape-tower-poppies

Tower Poppies 07 by Pete Edmunds
$21 at Society6

cityscape-charles-bridge

On the Charles | Cambridge by Grey Circle
Starting at $20 at UGallery

cityscape-nowhere-to-run

Nowhere To Run ’11 by Gonçalo Castelo Branco
$290 at Saatchi Art

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