The Town Square In Art And Illustration

Stevan Dohanos Tree in Town Square 'Saturday Evening Post' cover December 4, 1948
Stevan Dohanos Tree in Town Square ‘Saturday Evening Post’ cover December 4, 1948
PETER MARIUS HANSEN, (Faabor, Denmark, 1868 – Ibidem, 1928) Children Playing Enghave Square 1907-08
French Theater Square by Camille Pissarro 1898
Stevan Dohanos (American, 1907-1994) Times Square Clean Up cover illustration for Saturday Evening Post Jan 4, 1947
Arthur Delaney (British, 1927-1987) Central Square, Manchester
‘Bedford Square, London.’ (1946) Harold Workman
‘Square Saint-Pierre, Paris’, Vincent Van Gogh, oil on canvas, 1887
Evening on the Tertre Square by Bato Dugarzhapov
Michiel Schrijver is a contemporary surrealist Dutch artist. This one is called ‘Night-Squares’. If you like this style see Smooth, Simplified Surfaces In Art
A view of the main square of Pesaro from the Birreria Gambrinus under the arcade of the Ducal palace in the 1910s. Illustration by Achille Wildi 1969
Mitsumasa Anno 安野光雅
St. Marks Square Venice Cover by Marcello Dudovich 1907
Baj Pastry Shop, Cathedral Square (in the background the Duomo of Milan) Illustrator not found c1890
Peder Mørk Mønsted Danish Painter, 1859 – 1941 View from Piazza Barberini in Rome, 1928

Header: Cathedral Square, Milan – Illustration by Dino Buzzati, 1957


On paper, things look fine. Sam Dennon recently inherited significant wealth from his uncle. As a respected architect, Sam spends his days thinking about the family needs and rich lives of his clients. But privately? Even his enduring love of amateur astronomy is on the wane. Sam has built a sustainable-architecture display home for himself but hasn’t yet moved into it, preferring to sleep in his cocoon of a campervan. Although they never announced it publicly, Sam’s wife and business partner ended their marriage years ago due to lack of intimacy, leaving Sam with the sense he is irreparably broken.

Now his beloved uncle has died. An intensifying fear manifests as health anxiety, with night terrors from a half-remembered early childhood event. To assuage the loneliness, Sam embarks on a Personal Happiness Project:

1. Get a pet dog

2. Find a friend. Just one. Not too intense.




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