Hand with Reflecting Sphere, M.C. Escher
From the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
Too often, Escher’s skills as a draftsman and printmaker are overshadowed by his brain-twisting themes. This one, though still weird and cool, is more straightforward than some.
Apparently drawn from life, with the difficult spherical perspective, it features the common cheat in artists’ self-portraits in which the drawing/painting hand is made up — positioned close to, but not exactly in the position is was actually in while creating the piece.
4 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: M.C. Escher’s Hand with Reflecting Sphere”
Wonder how many times budding artists have copied this. There is a true statistical study.
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Bill, much the better for those who have tried, particularly if they took a big Christmas ball and tried it for real themselves.
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