Still Life with Spherical Mirror

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Still Life with Spherical Mirror
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Artist M. C. Escher
Year 1934
Type Lithography
Dimensions 28.6 cm × 32.6 cm (11.3 in × 12.8 in)

Still Life with Spherical Mirror is a lithography print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher first printed in November 1934. It depicts a setting with rounded bottle and a metal sculpture of a bird with a human face seated atop a newspaper and a book. The background is dark but in the bottle can be seen the reflection of Escher's studio and Escher himself sketching the scene.

Self-portraits in reflective spherical surfaces can be found in Escher's early ink drawings and in his prints as late as the 1950s. The metal bird/human sculpture is real and was given to Escher by his father-in-law. This sculpture appears again in Escher's later prints Another World Mezzotint (Other World Gallery) (1946) and Another World (1947).

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