M.C. Escher⁣ The Encounter⁣ 1944⁣ “Encounter, from May

M.C. Escher⁣ The Encounter⁣ 1944⁣ “Encounter, from May

9/8/2021, 10:35:07 PM
M.C. Escher⁣ The Encounter⁣ 1944⁣ “Encounter, from May 1944, and Reptiles are the only major works Escher produced during the war. He describes Encounter like this:⁣ ‘Out from a grey surface of a back wall there develops a complicated pattern of white and black humanoid figures. And since people who desire to live need at least a floor to walk on, a floor has been designed for them, with a circular gap in the middle so that as much as possible can still be seen on the back wall. In this way they are forced not only to walk in a ring, but also to meet each other in the foreground: a white optimist and a black pessimist shaking hands with one another.’⁣ The optimist has his hand open, in a gesture of friendship. The pessimist has his finger raised, in a gesture of warning. Yet they shake hands, which lends the print a touch of the encouraging in these times of war.”⁣ #artlovers #famousartists #famousart #artlegends #masterpieceart #artmasterpieces #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #mcescher #escher #theencounter #encounter #tessellation #mathart #escherart

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