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Oil Paintings Perfectly Capture Cityscapes on a Rainy Day

While cityscapes prove to be an enduring muse for painters, photographers, and sculptors alike, these oil canvases of New York and Milan best capture that ultra-specific blurred quality metropolitan streets take on in the midst of a rainstorm. Painted by Italian artist Valerio D'Ospina, the work is meant to represent both an architectural, map-like grid of concrete buildings, as well as the dynamism of a place constantly in motion. In all, the moody, almost black-and-white results feel like a zipping taxi ride through a thunderstorm. Find a few more below, then head over to This is Colossal for the full collection.