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Head of a Child (1916) by M.C. Escher

Original price $99.00
Original price $99.00 - Original price $1,427.00
Original price $99.00
Current price $69.30
$69.30 - $1,427.00
Current price $69.30
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Print Size: 12" x 16"
Frame Style: Canvas (no frame)
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M.C. Escher's "Head of a Child": A Masterful Exploration of Perspective, Illusion, and the Nature of Identity

Immerse yourself in the enigmatic world of M.C. Escher's "Head of a Child," a lithograph that masterfully blurs the lines between reality and perception. Created in 1916, this captivating artwork is now meticulously reproduced on high-quality paper, inviting you to unravel its visual puzzles and contemplate its deeper meanings.

Escher's Techniques: Escaping the Bounds of Conventional Representation

In "Head of a Child," Escher employs a complex interplay of lines and shading to create an illusion of depth and perspective. The child's face seems to protrude from the paper, yet upon closer inspection, one realizes its subtle curvature, challenging our perception of three-dimensionality. Escher's precise and calculated use of shading guides our eyes, creating a sense of movement and depth.

Beyond the Image: Symbolism and Meaning

The identity of the child depicted in the lithograph remains unknown, adding to the artwork's enigmatic quality. Some interpret it as a self-portrait, while others speculate that it is a representation of Escher's son. Regardless of its subject, the child's gaze seems to penetrate the viewer, inviting us to question our own identity and the nature of perception.

Artistic Context: From Early Influences to Later Masterpieces

"Head of a Child" exemplifies Escher's early artistic explorations, where he experimented with perspective and optical illusions. This work laid the foundation for his iconic later masterpieces, such as "Drawing Hands" and "Relativity," which would establish him as a pioneer of the impossible.

Feelings Conveyed: Wonder, Curiosity, and the Questioning of Reality

Escher's "Head of a Child" evokes a sense of wonder and curiosity in the viewer. It prompts us to question our assumptions about reality and to embrace the possibility of multiple perspectives. The artwork challenges our notions of identity and encourages us to explore the complexities of human perception.

Experience the Masterpiece in Your Own Space

This museum-quality print captures the intricate details and subtle nuances of Escher's original lithograph. "Head of a Child" becomes a conversation starter, inspiring contemplation and discussion about art, perception, and the nature of reality. Its timeless appeal will continue to intrigue and fascinate generations to come.

Let M.C. Escher's "Head of a Child" spark your imagination, challenge your perceptions, and remind you of the power of art to transcend the boundaries of reality.

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Type Giclee Art Print
Canvas material Archival-grade polycotton-mix canvas
Stretched? Hand-stretched over kiln-dried pine stretcher bars
Ready to hang? Yes
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