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Maurits Cornelis Escher: From: XXIV Emblemata

Maurits Cornelis Escher (Leeuwarden 1898 - Hilversum 1972)

From: XXIV Emblemata

Lot-No. 244 | Proceeds: 4.200,00 €

1932, woodcuts, 18 x 14 cm, mostly monogr. in the block MCE, unframed. - Contains: 1. Two Titles, one of them framed, uninspected out of frame, 2. Table of Contents, 3. Vase, 4. Anvil, 5. Lute, 6. Kite, 7. Buoy, 8. Palm tree, 9. Vane, 10. Sundial, 11. Flintstone, 12. Candle, 13. Hive, 14. Frog, 15. Squirrel, 16. Toadstoal, 17. Balance, 18. Dice, 19. Butterfly, 20. Cactus, 21. Nest box, 22. Watering pot, 23. Padlock, 24. Colophon with no. 265/300. - Dutch graphic artist. E. began studying architecture in Haarlem in 1919 but almost immediately turned to graphic arts in which he soon achieved a level of technical mastership unrivaled in this time. In 1924 he settled in Rom and was succesful with depictions of mediterranean landscapes. After knowing the ornaments of the Alhambra he developed the tesselations, metamorphoses and impossible objects on which his fame is grounded and which secure him a singular position in 20th century arts. Mus.: The Hague (Escher Mus., Gemeente Mus.) a. others. Lit.: AKL, Vollmer AKL, Vollmer, The Magic of M. C. Escher, London 2013 a. others.

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