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ORIGINAL PALETTE KNIFE OIL PAINTING ON STRETCHED CANVAS, SIZES : 8 X 10 INCH, DEPTH - 1 INCH

Barcelona seen from Park Guell in the magical sunrise light....

BARCELONA MAGICAL SUNRISE FROM PARK GUELL is a modern impressionist abstract cityscape impasto palette knife oil painting. I was inspired to paint this work by the breathtaking Barcelona view from Parc Guell with Sagrada Familia seen in distance. In the foreground is the mosaic serpentine bench with the view over the entrance to Park Guell and in distance the view of Barcelona with Sagrada Familia nestled in between surrounding buildings and projected over the sea and sky.

In 2010 I traveled to Barcelona and I was impressed by the unique beauty of this city. The richness of the colors, the incredible Gaudi architecture. One of the moments I'll never forget was when I saw the entire Barcelona panoramic view from Park Guell.

Park Guell is a magical park with amazing buildings, sculptures and tile work designed by Antoni Gaudi , who's work is admired by people around the world as being one of the most unique and distinctive architectural styles. Gaudi's work was greatly influenced by forms of nature and this is reflected by the use of curved construction stones, twisted iron sculptures and organic forms.

Sagrada Familia 's architectural style has been called ''warped Gothic''. The rippling contours of the stone facade make it look as though Sagrada Familia is melting in the sun,while the towers are topped with brightly-colored mosaic. Gaudi believed that color is life. Perhaps that's why I personally admire so much his amazing creations.


This palette knife oil painting is part of my series ''Abstract cityscapes''. I started this series of abstract stylized cities years ago and it is a recurrent theme for me. In general, I prefer to stylize the architectonic details of the houses. I paint mostly abstract cityscapes, as my main goal is to deconstruct the real architectonic shapes ( than to render them exactly as in reality) and to translate them practically in differently morphed color spots interacting with each other in various ways for generate the painterly quality of the textures, that I love so much. When I paint an abstract cityscape, I try to capture the essence of the subject, most an inner impression, a personal perception ... The city is not rendered, but suggested into an abstract manner by splashes of vibrant colors and impasto palette knife strokes.

Materials used:

oil paints, canvas, palette knives

BARCELONA MAGICAL SUNRISE FROM PARK GUELL - Sagrada Familia in sunrise light - modern impressionism abstract stylized cityscape palette knife oil painting by Ana Maria Edulescu

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