Truthful Tuesday — Artist

Truthful TuesdayFor this week’s Truthful Tuesday prompt, PCGuy wants to know…

Who is your favorite artist (painter, sculptor, illustrator, etc.), and why?

I actually already answered the question of who my favorite artist is in this post from June 2018. But I’m going to make it easy on you. You don’t need to link to that old post. I’m going to copy and paste it below.

As to why he’s my favorite, it’s simple. His work is mind blowing. He described his art as “mental imagery” often based on theoretical and mathematical premises. I will admit to you, if you promise not to tell anyone, that back in the day I used to get stoned and stare at his graphical prints for hours on end.

CD6D6261-3979-4AA1-921A-8159D948E531The image above, Hand with Reflecting Sphere, also known as Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror, is a lithograph print by Dutch artist M.C. Escher. First printed in January 1935, the piece depicts the artist’s hand holding a reflective sphere. In the reflection, most of the room around Escher can be seen.

I have always been a huge fan of M.C. Escher’s work. I have several coffee table books of his drawings in my home as well as a handful of his prints hanging on my walls.

Here are just a few of my favorite Escher works. Look at them closely.

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7 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Artist

  1. Lanning Lee August 11, 2020 / 4:57 pm

    Escher is one of my all-time favorites. I had a copy of Three Worlds up on my office wall the entire time I worked there. Here’s a favorite Escher quote: When, upon completion of high school, I became a student at the Haarlem School for Architecture and Decorative Arts, I came within a hairsbreadth of having the opportunity to become a useful member of society . . . But the school also offered a course in graphic arts.

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    • Fandango August 11, 2020 / 11:08 pm

      I should have included Three Worlds in my post. Ah, so a course in graphic arts was life changing for Escher.

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  2. Melanie B Cee August 12, 2020 / 10:59 am

    Escher ‘nearly’ made my own list, but it was far too long already. I adore Escher’s work, his sense of perspective (which is a challenge for some of us) and the clean lines of all he did. What a guy! I can see (not personally, I never got stoned), the way one of Escher’s pieces could draw in someone high and make them just stare, probably for hours. I don’t imagine, though, that if one had taken LSD (again, I’m not speaking from experience, but hubby told me more than I ever wanted to know about LSD); staring at Escher might do some serious damage. You could get lost in his stuff… maybe literally.

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  3. leigha66 August 15, 2020 / 8:43 pm

    Escher is amazing. My sister had a couple of his posters in her room back in our youth.

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