Still Life with Mirror (1934) by Maurits Cornelis Escher

Still Life with Mirror - Maurits Cornelis Escher - 1934

Artwork Information

TitleStill Life with Mirror
ArtistMaurits Cornelis Escher
Dimensions39.4 x 28.7 cm (15 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.)

About Still Life with Mirror

Still Life With Mirror is a noteworthy lithograph created by the renowned Dutch artist Maurits C. Escher in 1934. Escher was a versatile artist, excelling in printmaking, draftsmanship, tapestry design, mural work, and book illustration. He is highly regarded for his profound understanding of geometry and perspective that facilitated the creation of complex optical illusions through his works.

One recurring theme in Escher’s work is the spherical mirror, which he used to create unique imagery that challenged the viewer’s perception. Still Life With Mirror showcases a spherical mirror alongside other objects on a table arranged in such a way that they appear to be floating around each other like celestial bodies.

Escher’s meticulous attention to detail and geometric composition lends itself well to make Still Life With Mirror an intriguing piece of art for any viewer interested in optical illusions and mathematics. The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC houses this piece as part of their collection.

Escher continues to inspire artists today with his intricate pieces merging science with artistry. His artistic vision has bridged gaps between different disciplines and schools of thought making him one of the most celebrated artists today.

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