Manhattan at Night by Stefan Bleekrode

  • This birds-eye view of the island of Manhattan was composed by the Dutch artist Stefan Bleekrode
  • The work is executed with an exquisite level of detail on an impressive scale
  • It reveals Bleekrode's artistic obsession with perspective, architecture and light
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Stefan Bleekrode
b.1986 | Dutch

Manhattan at Night

Black ink and watercolor on paper
Signed and dated "S. Bleekrode '18-'20" (upper right)

This birds-eye view of the island of Manhattan was composed by the celebrated Dutch artist Stefan Bleekrode. Executed with an exquisite level of detail on an impressive scale, the work is a study in perspective and light as Bleekrode deftly captures the glow of the cityscape at night. Even from this vantage point, the city feels alive as lamps illuminate streets filled with the ever-present traffic of New York. Unlike any other artist of our age, Bleekrode offers a fascinating rumination on architecture and the urban space with a veracity and intricacy that few other artists could achieve. Manhattan at Night is a truly exceptional example of his highly original compositions.

The Dutch artist was born in 1986 and only recently pursued a full-time career as an artist. As a child around the age of 10, Bleekrode began his pursuit of perfecting the cityscape, creating birds-eye perspective drawings of architecture in pencil. In 2002, he traded pencil for ink, and around that same time fell under the influence of the works of American artist Edward Hopper. Hopper's desolate and thought-provoking artworks inspired Bleekrode's first full-scale cityscape. Shortly thereafter, he quickly gained renown for the exceptional level of detail and fascinating perspective imparted in his works.

Dated 2018-20

Paper: 24" high x 44 1/2" wide
Frame: 37 1/4" high x 57" wide
Manhattan at Night by Stefan Bleekrode
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: Netherlands
Type: Drawings
Depth: 1.25 Inches
Width: 57.0 Inches
Height: 37.25 Inches
Canvas Width: 44.5 Inches
Canvas Height: 24 Inches

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