Abstract Impressionist Cityscapes by Leonid Efremov
A professional artist since 1978, American artist Leonid Afremov (previously featured here) graduated from the prestigious school Vitebsk Art School, originally founded by classical artist Marc Chagall. Inspired by the work of the latter, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and Salvador Dalí, Afremov’s work is purely emotional. Every scene is a reflection of his feelings, emotions, passions and anything that feeds his soul. For this reason, he often chooses to cover the beauty of young love, romance, and the grandeur of cityscapes, which often glimmer as brightly as his paintings during the night.
Depicting world famous cities, including Paris, Amsterdam, Greece, Venice and New York among others each work showcases a kaleidoscope of vibrant and abstract colors and shapes.
The vibrant and highly saturated colors of Afremov’s work mimic his inspirations, although his technique emulates Camille Pissarro’s and Claude Monet’s impressionist brush and Georges Seurat’s pointillistic style. By combining the soft flare of depicting images and figures with the contrast of pixelated sharp colors, Afremov delivers stunning and stimulating pieces. You can find more of his work in his Etsy shop.
Realistic Nightscapes Of Melancholy Cities Painted by Alexey Butyrsky
Russian artist Alexey Butyrsky paints realistic impressions of cityscapes tinged with twilight under a mournful light. His series includes compositions featuring cities such as Paris, Venice, San Francisco with a melancholy yet accurate depiction. Turning the chaotic, thriving and romantic cities into isolated and rainy streets, hushed buildings with a gloomy sky overhead, the metropolitans are turned into alien worlds devoid of life and warmth.
Monet at Poissy (14) Monet updated Monet painted the same scene in the Varengeville area in 1882 (top 4) and again, 15 years later, in 1897 (bottom 6). Same subject, different approaches. but look at the evolution.
This Photograph of the NYC Winter Storm Looks Like an Impressionist Painting
While walking through the Jonas Winter Storm that swept across the East Coast last week, photographerMichele Palazzo captured this incredible shot of the Flatiron Building against a backdrop of swirling snow.