Jeremy Mann, Manhattan Nights (2013)
“Living in downtown San Francisco, Mann paints his immediate surroundings with intimate, dynamic expression. A number of unique compositions are inspired from the city’s pavement, where reflected street lamps and neon signs glitter in the rain. In each work, Mann imbues the city with drama, mood, and personality. Ever ambitious, Mann covers a wide range of subjects beyond cityscapes: interior scenes of lone, young women as striking and restless as the city itself; a bold and intriguing self-portrait, masterful still life paintings, and pastoral scenes that recall the landscape of his hometown.” - John Pence Gallery
John Atkinson Grimshaw, Liverpool Quay by Moonlight (1887)
“John Atkinson Grimshaw was a Victorian artist who became famous for his sombre views of the dockyards and his nocturnal scenes of urban lanes with leafless trees silhouetted against the moonlight sky. During his later life, he became a close friend of James McNeill Whistler who admired his work and admitted: ‘I considered myself the inventor of nocturnes until I saw Grimmy’s moonlight picture.”
I love these gorgeous cityscape paintings from Jeremy Mann. The dark blue variations makes the painting even better. The scenery he illustrates is truly remarkable. It’s like Jeremy completely took a photo and painted over it. The skyline and streetlights illuminates the area giving a nice feel. The texture and streaks alone makes these compositions worth the price. I love his work and I hope you enjoy more of his painting over at his site.