521. M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher
Rippled Surface (Rimpeling) (1950)
Signed lower left
Signed with monogram and dated III-’50 in the plate upper left
Titled “Rimpeling”, numbered eigen druk and annotated linoleumsnede lower right
Linocut in black and grey on Japon paper, 258 x 318 mm (image size) / 313 x 379 mm (sheet size)
Private collection, the Netherlands
Bool 367
Maurits Cornelis Escher, known as M.C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist who was specialised in mathematically inspired art. He created numerous mind-bending woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints that play with mathematically based concepts such as impossible objects, reflections on perspective, symmetry, and infinity, as well as tessellations. Despite Escher’s belief that he had no real mathematical ability, he surrounded himself with highly educated people and was adept in many fields of study.

Escher was able to transform his imaginative and often humorous ideas into optical illusions and impossible realities. Whimsical, yet always executed with astounding technical precision.
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€ 17.500 - 22.500