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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Repost: In Motion

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Valerio D’Ospina

2/3/17: We are getting ready to move back to the city for a while, so today’s post is a clear symptom of my building excitement at being a Manhattanite again!

This is the energy-filled painting series Cityscapes by Valerio D’Ospina. Some people love the country, or the forest, or the jungle, or the desert. Some people (sensibly) cover their walls with tranquil scenes of hills and cows and flowers. I like and admire those things, too, but I’m less into the bucolic and more into… what’s the opposite of bucolic? Bubonic? Anyway, I’m a city girl all the way, and D’Ospina totally gets it.

“I am often compelled by feeling immersed in a massive environment, being reminded of how small we all are and how big everything else is… It fascinates me to stand in front of such immense buildings and structures, …knowing that these awe-inspiring monumental things exist only because we made them. It’s humbling yet empowering and a large part of what stirs inside of me while I work.”

While it’s pretty common to see paintings that do a good job of capturing the feel of the country or the seaside, I think it takes a particular talent to capture the vitality and grit and speed of a city. I’m sure not all of you will find these beautiful, but I can’t get enough.

You can see all of Valerio D’Ospina’s magnificent work on his website and on Instagram.

All images property of Valerio D’Ospina.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “Repost: In Motion

  1. I would like to visit New York. I sure never want to live there. If this means Donna is moving form their place over the water, I am disappointed. It was probably nothing but a dream, I really did want to visit them there. I am just not a big city person. Love being out in the woods. Hal

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  2. I actually love these. I feel like some of them could have used more saturated colors, but sometimes the city *is* just gray, and that can be beautiful, too.

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