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''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