M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion
By: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum on April 14th
March 4 – May 28, 2017
The most iconic works by Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972), including a pair of hands drawing themselves and fish morphing into birds, are familiar to many. This exhibition of 120 woodcuts, lithographs, mezzotints, and drawings delves deeper into both the literal and impossible worlds Escher created over a career spanning five decades. Drawn from a large private collection of M.C. Escher’s work, Reality and Illusion includes early figure drawings, lesser-known book illustrations, detailed Italian landscapes, the tessellations for which he became famous, and examples of his signature architectural fantasies in which stairways seem to go both up and down. This exhibition is from the collection of Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece, www.herakleidon-art.gr
© 2017 The M.C. Escher Company, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com
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