02.02.17____

____24.09.17

Gaviria Palace

/Madrid

 

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10:00 - 20:00

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Section 3 – Structure of space

Mano con Esfera (Escher)

 

Autorretrato en un espejo esférico (1950)
Xilografía, 8,2x8,2 cm
Colección particular, Italia
All M.C. Escher works © 2017 The M.C. Escher
Company. All rights reserved

Escher had always been fascinated by reflective surfaces. His first self-portrait on curved mirrors dates from 1921. The sphere reflecting rays from all directions shows the whole surrounding area. Hence the eyes of the viewer are always at the centre: in interfacing with the reflected space and light, the viewer comes to perceive the self at the centre of the universe. Thus the Self – as Escher himself writes – is the undisputed protagonist at the centre of the world, which revolves around it. Yet we find more than just spheres here: two-dimensional shapes are juxtaposed with solids through the tessellating of space according to an endless range of possible compositions which leave no empty areas, as in the 1955 work Depth, which seems to reproduce the disposition of atoms in iron (Fe). Escher was keenly interested in metals and crystals, and he studied all the laws governing their molecular arrangement in space.

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Other sections:

Section 1

Early Period

Section 3

Structure of space

Section 5

Geometric paradoxes

Section 7

Eschermania

Section 2

Tessellations

Section 4

Metamorphosis

Section 6

Escherian economy


02.02.17____24.09.17
Gaviria palace/Madrid

Info & Booking:
ticketea.com / 902 044 226

02.02.17____24.09.17
Gaviria Palace/Madrid

Info & Booking:
Opening Times
ticketea.com / 902 044 226

__

Exhibition

 

Section 3 – Structure of space

Mano con Esfera (Escher)

 

Autorretrato en un espejo esférico (1950)
Xilografía, 8,2x8,2 cm
Colección particular, Italia
All M.C. Escher works © 2017 The M.C. Escher
Company. All rights reserved

Escher had always been fascinated by reflective surfaces. His first self-portrait on curved mirrors dates from 1921. The sphere reflecting rays from all directions shows the whole surrounding area. Hence the eyes of the viewer are always at the centre: in interfacing with the reflected space and light, the viewer comes to perceive the self at the centre of the universe. Thus the Self – as Escher himself writes – is the undisputed protagonist at the centre of the world, which revolves around it. Yet we find more than just spheres here: two-dimensional shapes are juxtaposed with solids through the tessellating of space according to an endless range of possible compositions which leave no empty areas, as in the 1955 work Depth, which seems to reproduce the disposition of atoms in iron (Fe). Escher was keenly interested in metals and crystals, and he studied all the laws governing their molecular arrangement in space.

.

Other sections:

Section 1

Early Period

Section 3

Structure of space

Section 5

Geometric paradoxes

Section 7

Eschermania

Section 2

Tessellations

Section 4

Metamorphosis

Section 6

Escherian economy