In the visual arts a cityscape (urban landscape) is an artistic representation, such as a paintingdrawingprint or photograph, of the physical aspects of a city or urban area. It is the urban equivalent of a landscapeTownscape is roughly synonymous with cityscape, though it implies the same difference in urban size and density (and even modernity) implicit in the difference between the words city and town. In urban design the terms refer to the configuration of built forms and interstitial space.