Art Study – Escher – Drawing Hands

Preston, England
September 13, 2015 7:42pm CST
Created in 1948 this is one of Escher’s most bizarre impossible fantasy images and a little creepy too. Two disembodied male human hands are seen drawing themselves to life on a sheet of canvas, becoming more lifelike and less pencil line the closer we get to the finger tips. They even have shirt sleeve cuffs and cufflinks on. There is no sign of the artist. They are self-generating their own creation. Disturbing. Arthur Chappell
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@jaboUK (54518)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep 15
I'm not familiar with the painting, it sounds as if it wouldn't be very comfortable having it on your wall.
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• Preston, England
14 Sep 15
it would be a little too grotesque for having in the home yes.
@LadyDuck (164206)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
@jaboUK Janet, watch the drawing on Wikipedia, it is impressive.
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@RasmaSandra (18418)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Sep 15
@arthurchappell Now that sounds like a painting for a haunted house. I certainly will take a look at this.
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@LadyDuck (164206)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
I love Escher, the drawing hands are impressive, but what I love more are the "impossible objects".
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• Preston, England
14 Sep 15
yes, the folding geometric stairway studies are astonishing
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@resuri (116)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Sep 15
That is so strange. I can't imagine that two disembodied male human hands are seen drawing themselves to life. It is so creepy.
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