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Artist: Maurits Cornelis Escher

Artist: Maurits Cornelis Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher Born: 17 June 1898 Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands Died: 27 March 1972 Best Known As: Mind-bending artist of “Hand With Reflecting Sphere”  Escher’s mind-bending prints and drawings playfully explore perspective, mirror images and physical space. Two of his best-known prints, “Relativity” (1953) and “Ascending and Descending” (1960), feature staircases which seem to defy gravity and run in impossible directions. His most popular work may be “Hand With Reflecting Sphere” (1935), an image of himself as seen in a … Read entire article »

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Young or Old Woman?

Young or Old Woman?

Here is another artists drawing of the young woman/old woman optical illusion. This one has a little more detail, but it’s something you could try to imitate yourself if you just remember the basics: The old woman’s eye is the young woman’s ear. The old woman’s wart is the young woman’s nose, and the old womans nose is the young woman’s chin. Easy enough right? This optical illusion goes down in the history books for … Read entire article »

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