Lizards Geckos Tessellation Pattern Orb Paperweight by Escher 3H

  • $56.00 USD

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From Escher's series of tessellations, this artwork illustrates gecko lizards moving, identified by different colors, interlocked in a unique configuration. Taken from a tessellation drawing, it has been adapted into a round sculptural ball. The ball makes a handsome desktop paperweight adornment. 

By the way...this feels really cool when you hold it in your hand. Kind of like a baseball. It has a very nice weight! -- Curator's note.

  • Part of the highly collectible Parastone Mouseion 3D Museum Collection. PN ESC06.
  • Measures: 3 in H x 3 in W x 3 in D sphere. Weight 1.1 lbs.
  • Made from resin with hand-painted colorings.
  • Comes with a removable black stand as pictured and color description card.

Sphere with Reptiles, Maple, 1949 - A systematic division of the plane, based on a triple rotation. Escher was fascinated by Japanese woodcarving, which he admired greatly. He transposed a number on to wooden spheres. As the sphere has no limitations, this shape was perfect for his infinitive systems.

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972)
Escher initially pursued a career in architecture, but his passion for graphic arts soon changed his mind. He was taught the principles of graphic art by S. Jessurun De Mesquit in the Dutch town of Haarlem. He then started traveling, somewhat restlessly, throughout Southern Europe where he made sketches and studies the landscape.

After 1936, his realistic style and subject matter changed profoundly, when he drew the first of his famous "impossible realities", Fascinated by the majolica tiling in the Alhambra, he became obsessed by the ideas that form the basis of the regular division of the plane, such as the crystallographic principles of shifting, glide-reflection and rotation.

In his studies he reflected on his personal amazement and admiration for the patterns of which the space surrounding is formed. "The one who is amazed, should realize it is a miracle".

During the rest of his like, Escher devoted himself to graphic art and the incorporation of transcendental ideas, such as metamorphosis and infinity, within the world of mathematics.

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