Cityscape is a many-sided genre, which includes depiction of hustling and bustling streets, tense traffic and hurrying pedestrians – motifs so typical for big modern cities alongside something more peaceful like nice tiny squares, romantic old districts washed by little rain, sun beans covering the green leaves of the trees, colourful roofs and diverse façades. If the painter has done a good job, you will feel the mood of the city, its atmosphere of the morning streets, pavements covered with snow or rained on, the enigmatic silence and mysterious light coming from the lanterns, the reflections of head-lamps of the countless cars and illumination coming from the advertising banners. Probably the most well-known cityscapes are the so-called vedute closely associated with the name of an Italian painter Canaletto. The father of the genre in Russia was the great Fyodor Yakovlevich Alekseyev. With the appearance of impressionism, the genre acquired new shapes in works of such painters as Clod Monet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, who tried to create a very credible image of the world in all its movement and changeability. In the ArtRussia Gallery we always have cityscapes paintingsfor sale: you can buy a cityscape of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Paris, Venice and other cities created by well-known Russian painters in oil or water-colours.