Current Location:
John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering -> 1st Floor (KEN)
Location Notes:
KEN; 1st fl., Between Rms. 135 and 107

“Drawing Hands” by M.C. Escher

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.519.1
Artist:
National Gallery of Art
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
circa 2006
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20 in Width: 27.5 in
Description:
Drawing of one hand drawing another which is drawing the first hand.
Historical Context:
M. C. Escher is famous for his tessellations, or patters that line up without overlapping. Often Escher's tessellations would morph forming interesting structures and worlds. This is an image of one of his more famous drawings. The hands trick the mind by coming out of the paper to draw themselves. They create a circle and it is impossible to find the beginning and the end. M.C. Escher loved to play with this kind of imagery.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
twenty-four-sheet posters