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Self Portrait II (1917) 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 "Self Portrait II": An Exploration of Identity, Relativity, and the Illusions of Perception

Immerse yourself in the enigmatic world of M.C. Escher's "Self Portrait II" (1917), a captivating masterpiece that blurs the boundaries between perception and reality, now available as a high-quality canvas print.

Escher's Technique: Uniting Art and Science

Escher's "Self Portrait II" showcases his masterful use of perspective and reflection, creating an impossible yet visually compelling scene. The artist meticulously depicts his own face twice, once as a convex reflection in a sphere and again as a concave reflection in a plane. The interplay of these contrasting perspectives challenges our understanding of depth and the nature of self-representation.

Beyond the Image: Symbolism and Meaning

Escher's self-portrait transcends mere likeness; it's an exploration of identity and the shifting nature of reality. The convex reflection appears distorted and fragmented, representing the subjective and imperfect way we perceive ourselves. In contrast, the concave reflection is more unified and idealized, hinting at the desire for a perfected self-image.

Artistic Context: Precursor to Surrealism and Optical Art

"Self Portrait II" reflects Escher's fascination with mathematical principles and the exploration of visual paradoxes. It foreshadows his later works that would become iconic in the realm of Surrealism and Optical Art. Witness the birth of Escher's revolutionary vision, where art and science converge to challenge our perception.

Feelings Conveyed: Introspection, Wonder, and the Limits of Perception

Escher's self-portrait evokes a sense of introspection and wonder. It invites us to question the reliability of our senses and the nature of our own existence. Through its optical trickery, "Self Portrait II" reminds us that reality is not always what it seems, and that our understanding of the world is constantly being challenged.

Experience the Masterpiece in Your Own Space

This museum-quality canvas print captures the intricate details and mesmerizing illusions of Escher's original. "Self Portrait II" becomes a conversation piece, stimulating discussions about perception, identity, and the boundaries of human imagination. Fade-resistant inks ensure that its enigmatic charm will endure for generations.

Allow M.C. Escher's "Self Portrait II" to spark curiosity, provoke contemplation, and remind you of the profound power of art to challenge our understanding of the world.

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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
Product Warranty Lifetime warranty
Color Guarantee 100+ years color warranty
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