Lot 3050: SKY AND WATER I, 1938 BY MAURTIS CORNELIUS ESCHER (NETHERLANDS, 1898-1972).Platinum House
January 25, 2014
Delaware, OH, USALive Auction
SKY AND WATER I, 1938 BY MAURTIS CORNELIUS ESCHER (NETHERLANDS, 1898-1972).
Woodcut, signed lower left and inscribed "eigendruck" lower right. Depicts black birds flying over swimming fish. 18"h. 18"w., in a modern frame, 28"h. 28"w.
Escher once stated "In the horizontal center strip there are birds and fish equivalent to each other. We associate flying with sky, and so for each of the black birds the sky in which it is flying is formed by the four white fish which encircle it. Similarly swimming makes us think of water, and therefore the four black birds that surround a fish become the water in which it swims."
Good condition overall - no visible signs of damage or repairs. Laid onto mat board.
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