Magic Mirror (M.C. Escher)

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This article is about the lithograph by M. C. Escher. For other uses of Magic mirror, see Magic mirror.
Magic Mirror
Magic Mirror.jpg
Artist M. C. Escher
Year 1946
Type lithograph
Dimensions 28 cm × 44.5 cm (11 in × 17.5 in)

Magic Mirror is a lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher first printed in January, 1946.

It depicts a mirror standing vertically on wooden supports on a tiled surface. The perspective is looking down at an angle at the right hand side of the mirror. There is a sphere at each side of the mirror. The main focus of the image is a procession of small griffin (winged lion) sculptures that emerge from the surface of the mirror and trail away from it in single file. Both the angular reflection of the tiles and the offset between the reflection of the sphere in front of the mirror and the sphere behind it prove it is a mirror. Yet the reflection of the griffin procession continues to emerge from behind the mirror. The griffin processions of both sides loop around to the front and enter a tessellated pattern on the tile surface.

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