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.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This piece is called "Relativity" by M.C. Escher. It was made using the process Lithography. Unlike, relief and intaglio, lithography is a print made by drawing onto a stone with oils, which pick up the ink. It is sometimes called a planographic process because the ink is not above or below the surface, but on the surface itself. It is one of the harder methods of printing, but the results are worth it. This piece plays with the idea of space because there are lots of stairs and doorways. They also appear in odd directions that plays with the viewer's eyes. There is also a lot of value in this piece because you can see that some areas are darker than others. Lastly, the piece may be named "Relativity" because relative to where you look, you notice something else.