The world's cities often get a bad reputation for being ugly places. Overcrowding, heavy traffic, lack of planning, and large expanses of concrete aren't often the most pleasing things to look at. But even the ugliest of cities have beauty hidden within them, so we wondered what would make these ugly cities look appealing again.

We decided to look at some of the cities deemed 'ugly' through the eyes of some of the most iconic artists in history, to see if lending their style to certain cities could turn them into works of art. From concrete bridges to built-up areas, industrial landscapes to dull rivers, would the eye of a painter improve their appeal? Take a look at the transformations below to see what you think.

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Baltimore, USA In The Style Of Manet

Baltimore, USA In The Style Of Manet

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Charleroi, Belgium In The Style Of Van Gogh

Charleroi, Belgium In The Style Of Van Gogh

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Detroit, USA In The Style Of Sorolla

Detroit, USA In The Style Of Sorolla

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Houston, USA In The Style Of Benson

Houston, USA In The Style Of Benson

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Hull, UK In The Style Of Turner

Hull, UK In The Style Of Turner

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Los Angeles, USA In The Style Of Monet

Los Angeles, USA In The Style Of Monet

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Swindon, UK In The Style Of Cezanne

Swindon, UK In The Style Of Cezanne

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Cairo, Egypt In The Style Of Matiesse

Cairo, Egypt In The Style Of Matiesse

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Benidorm, Spain In The Style Of Kandinsky

Benidorm, Spain In The Style Of Kandinsky

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Amman, Jordan In The Style Of Mondrian

Amman, Jordan In The Style Of Mondrian

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