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Hand With Reflecting Sphere
''Hand with Reflecting Sphere'' also known as ''Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror'' is a lithograph by Dutch artist M. C. Escher, first printed in January 1935. The piece depicts a hand holding a reflective sphere. In the reflection, most of the room around Escher can be seen, and the hand holding the sphere is revealed to be Escher's. Self-portraits in reflective, spherical surfaces are common in Escher's work, and this image is the most prominent and famous example. In much of his self-portraiture of this type, Escher is in the act of drawing the sphere, whereas in this image he is seated and gazing into it. On the walls there are several framed pictures, one of which appears to be of an Indonesian shadow puppet. See also *''Still Life with Spherical Mirror'' *''Three Spheres II'' *Lithography Sources *Locher, J.L. (2000). ''The Magic of M. C. Escher''. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. . ...
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Lithography
Lithography () is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water. The printing is from a stone (lithographic limestone) or a metal plate with a smooth surface. It was invented in 1796 by German author and actor Alois Senefelder as a cheap method of publishing theatrical works.Meggs, Philip B. A History of Graphic Design. (1998) John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p 146 Carter, Rob, Ben Day, Philip Meggs. Typographic Design: Form and Communication, Third Edition. (2002) John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p 11 Lithography can be used to print text or artwork onto paper or other suitable material. Lithography originally used an image drawn with oil, fat, or wax onto the surface of a smooth, level lithographic limestone plate. The stone was then treated with a mixture of acid and gum arabic, etching the portions of the stone that were not protected by the grease-based image. When the stone was subsequently moistened, these etched areas retained water; an oil-based ink could th ...
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Netherlands
The Netherlands ( nl|Nederland ), informally referred to as Holland, is a country primarily located in Western Europe and partly in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In Europe, the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, bordering Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with those countries and the United Kingdom. In the Caribbean, it consists of three special municipalities: the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The country's official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland, and English and Papiamento as secondary official languages in the Caribbean Netherlands. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages (spoken in the east and southeast respectively), while Sinte Romani and Yiddish are recognised non-territorial languages. The four largest cities ...
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Shadow Play
Shadow play, also known as shadow puppetry, is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated cut-out figures (shadow puppets) which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim. The cut-out shapes of the puppets sometimes include translucent color or other types of detailing. Various effects can be achieved by moving both the puppets and the light source. A talented puppeteer can make the figures appear to walk, dance, fight, nod and laugh. Shadow play is popular in various cultures, among both children and adults in many countries around the world. More than 20 countries are known to have shadow show troupes. Shadow play is an old tradition and it has a long history in Southeast Asia, especially in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia. It has been an ancient art and a living folk tradition in China, India, Iran and Nepal. It is also known in Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Greece, Germany, France and the United States. History S ...
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Still Life With Spherical Mirror
''Still Life with Spherical Mirror'' is a lithography print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher first printed in November 1934. It depicts a setting with rounded bottle and a metal sculpture of a bird with a human face seated atop a newspaper and a book. The background is dark, but in the bottle can be seen the reflection of Escher's studio and Escher himself sketching the scene. Self-portraits in reflective spherical surfaces can be found in Escher's early ink drawings and in his prints as late as the 1950s. The metal bird/human sculpture is real and was given to Escher by his father-in-law. This sculpture appears again in Escher's later prints ''Another World Mezzotint (Other World Gallery)'' (1946) and ''Another World'' (1947). See also *Printmaking Sources *Locher, J. L. (2000). ''The Magic of M. C. Escher''. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. . {{M. C. Escher Category:Works by M. C. Escher Category:1934 paintings ...
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Three Spheres II
''Three Spheres II'' is a lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher first printed in April 1946. As the title implies, it depicts three spheres resting on a flat surface. The sphere on the left is transparent with a photorealistic depiction of the refracted light cast through it towards the viewer and onto the flat surface. The sphere in the center is reflective. Its reflection is a self-replicating image of Escher in his studio drawing the three spheres. In the reflection one can clearly see the image of the three spheres on the paper Escher is drawing on: in the center sphere of that image, one can vaguely make out the reflection of Escher's studio, which is depicted in the main image. This process is implied to be infinite, recursive. The sphere on the right is opaque and diffuse, i.e. neither specularly reflective nor transparent. The painting is in the Escher Museum in The Hague. See also *''Still Life with Spherical Mirror'' *''Hand with Reflecting Sphere'' *Printm ...
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Harry N
Harry may refer to: TV shows *''Harry'' (American TV series), a 1987 American comedy series starring Alan Arkin *''Harry'' (British TV series), a 1993 BBC drama that ran for two seasons *''Harry'' (talk show), a 2020 American daytime talk show hosted by Harry Connick Jr. People and fictional characters *Harry (given name), a list of people and fictional characters with the given name *Harry (surname), a list of people with the surname *Dirty Harry (musician) (born 1982), British rock singer who has also used the stage name Harry *Harry Potter (character), the main protagonist in a fictional series by J. K. Rowling Other uses *Harry (derogatory term), derogatory term used in Norway *''Harry'' (album), a 1969 album by Harry Nilsson *The tunnel used in the Stalag Luft III escape ("The Great Escape") of World War II *''Harry'' (newspaper), an underground newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland See also *Harrying (laying waste), may refer to the following historical events: ** Harrying of B ...
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Works By M
Works may refer to: People * Caddy Works (1896–1982), American college sports coach * Samuel Works (c. 1781–1868), New York politician Albums * ''''Works'' (Pink Floyd album)'', a Pink Floyd album from 1983 * ''Works'', a Gary Burton album from 1972 * ''Works'', a Status Quo album from 1983 * ''Works'', a John Abercrombie album from 1991 * ''Works'', a Pat Metheny album from 1994 * ''Works'', an Alan Parson Project album from 2002 * ''Works Volume 1'', 1977 Emerson, Lake & Palmer album * ''Works Volume 2'', 1977 Emerson, Lake & Palmer album * ''Works Live'', 1993 Emerson, Lake & Palmer album * ''The Works'', a Queen album from 1984 Other uses * Creative works, a manifestation of creative effort including fine artwork (sculpture, paintings), writing (literature), filmmaking, and musical composition * Good works, in Christian theology a person's actions or deeds * Microsoft Works, a collection of office productivity programs created by Microsoft * Public works, engineering proje ...
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1935 Paintings
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