Monday, December 8, 2008

M.C. Escher, Eight Heads, 1922

Created while Escher was still a student at the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts, Oil paintings reproductions in Haarlem, this is the first print to demonstrate his theory of the regular division of a plane. Escher cut eight heads -- four male and four female -- in the original wood block. The final image was achieved by printing the block four times.