Sun and Moon (1948) by Maurits Cornelis Escher

Sun and Moon - Maurits Cornelis Escher - 1948

Artwork Information

TitleSun and Moon
ArtistMaurits Cornelis Escher
MediumWoodcut printed from four blocks
Dimensions25.1 x 27 cm (9 7/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

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About Sun and Moon

Sun and Moon is a woodcut print created by Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher in 1948. It is his most popular print, with over 650 copies made during his lifetime. The artwork measures 25.1×27 cm and depicts a flock of birds flying over a rural landscape, with the town mirrored precisely on both sides of the picture. The left side shows a daylight scene, while the right side shows a nighttime scene.

The print is part of Escher’s genre of tessellation and Op Art. It features birds and animals and is signed by the artist. Sun and Moon has been exhibited across the world and is highly appreciated in the 21st century. The artwork has been auctioned and has a provenance of the Hans Erik Börjeson Collection.

Escher’s Sun and Moon is an intricate and precise print that highlights his exceptional artistic talent. The artwork’s use of contrast and symmetry is visually stunning, with the birds in flight creating a sense of movement and energy. Escher’s use of light and dark also adds depth and dimension to the piece, creating two distinct and complementary scenes within the same picture. Sun and Moon is a remarkable artwork that continues to captivate viewers with its imaginative and complex design.

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