Cities and Towns

Social beings by nature, we humans converge, to hamlets, small and big towns, larger cities, and increasingly to the true Metropolis.  What draws artists to views of life in cities and towns is the fact that they present an endless number of vantage points, and that with each passing moment the light and daily life change these vistas.  In this section, we present an ode to "urban". 
Matthaus Merian: City Street at Sunset Sold

MERIAN, Matthaus

City Street at Sunset

Engraving, 1620.

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engraving; 117 x 159 mm (4 5/8 x 6 ¼ inches) Hollstein 420; Wüthrich, vol. 1, p. 145, no. 544