For 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.
The 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.