The paintings, in this series, deal with the psychology of the urban landscape. Sky lines, night scenes, and the human figure were examined. City structures, inhabitants, and the elements which make them up, become symbolic: catalysts for contemplation. The commonplace becomes metaphysical. The city is a foreign vacuum; a spiritual nomads land. Buildings, bus shelters, steel and glass become a compositional prison. Like an enigmatic halfway house, we have entered urban limbo. This group of paintings is a commentary on such imagery. Specifically, they are visual impressions of its numbing effect on the human psyche.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Painting--Themes, motives; Painting--Technique; Cities and towns in art
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Monti, Fred G., "Cityscapes: Solitude and introspection" (1994). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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