Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Monday, February 6, 2012
M.C. Escher sketches very interesting pieces that draws in the attention of a diverse audience. Escher brings the ordinary performance of creating art into an extraordinary art piece. The objective of this monochromatic sketch is to create an illusion for the audience of a hand drawing a hand when in fact both hands have been drawn by Escher. The symbolism of this piece stems from the idea that no one knows where the beginning is, just like the idea of the "chicken and the egg". Where the hands begins, just like that of the chicken and the egg, no one knows because they constantly contradict each other. People are fascinated with this concept and Escher explores this in his art. The hands create two curved contour lines that allow the eyes to follow in a circular motion around the hands. Although the image is simple, the concept is mind-blowing and consumes the imagination of his audience around the world.