Each city has its very own vibe which makes it unique. Italian artist Pietro Dente captured the ‘tough’ city air of London in a series of twelve canvases. Diverse, ever-changing, mesmerising, welcoming and challenging at once, sometimes nonsensical and almost always addictive, London is home to millions of people from all over the world. From December 2016 to November 2017 Pietro Dente painted each month a different aerial view of the city with beautiful colour palettes reflecting various times of the year and of the day, as in a visual symphony. These urban landscapes attempt to fixate a moment in time and space while preserving the vibrancy and unattainability of the city. Pietro Dente constructs his works on a double surface, painting the canvas as a static background of shapes and skylines while concentrating the layers of coloured details on the superposed surface of polycarbonate. This final membrane gives the artworks the threedimensional character of a modern bassorilievo and it perfectly represents the incessant activity of the city inhabitants and the intricacy of its architecture. Twelve months of London is a celebration of the UK capital as city open to all.