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Architect Paints Famous Cities Around The World In Watercolor And The Result Is Awesome

A Polish full-time architect and a part-time painter Maja Wronska praises cities of Europe and United States with her watercolor paintings.

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Maja Wronska city watercolors

Wronska’s excellent drawing skills that she acquired thanks to her drawing classes in Warsaw University of Technology enables her to give dimension to her paintings. She uses pencils and markers to create the basis of her paintings and finishes of with watercolor.

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Her works usually focus on the architectural designs found in the cities which became the signature of the places. The monuments are so iconic that even Ikea mass-printed a set of her paintings for its customers. Likewise, this very fact is a shared treat of cityscape paintings.

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Painting of cityscapes was popular during the eighteen century with the paintings of Canaletto, Bellotto, and Guardi. Those painters were living in Venice and creating their work for the sake of travelers who want to take a souvenir with them upon visiting the city. However, the fact that people started to take photographs of a higher quality and with an individual, easily carried devices triggered cityscape paintings to abstain from being true to details.

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Wronska, as an architect who is obsessed with details recently exhibited her third collection of cityscape paintings. When you look at the paintings in this collection, the city looks hazy as if to emphasize the fast pace of city life.

Maja Wronska city watercolors

The details of the skylines are brilliantly sculpted contrary to the overall canvas. It gives the feeling of frozenness in time. Indeed, playing in an array of soft and sharp points on the paper reflects both changing and ever-lasting characteristics of the cities.

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Maja Wronska city watercolors

Maja Wronska city watercolors

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