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- Look at:
- Look at Three spheres I (Magic pg 173). What's going on in this picture? Escher's title is a joke. Explain the joke.
Here is a rendition of a possible side view of Three Spheres I (not done by Escher!).
Do you agree with this rendition? Why or why not? Can you think of another rendition / interpretation?
- Compare Three Spheres I with Doric Columns (Magic pg. 168) and Dragon. Write a short paragraph explaining how they are similar and, if applicable, how they are different.
- René Magritte was a Belgian artist and a contemporary of Escher's. Look at:
a. List some of the similarities between Magritte's work and Escher's prints from problem 1.
b. Compare Magritte's work with Escher's Still Life with Mirror and Still Life and Street.