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Escher in this painting, masterfully uses a technique called tessellation. Thanks to this technique, the master very skillfully divides one plane into several parts. Thus, he manages to cover the entire canvas with planes that alone do not intersect and do not overlap one another. Everything was done perfectly, thanks to the fact that the artist studied mathematical techniques devoted to symmetries, on the basis of which geometric figures were created, which were some kind of living creatures.
These graphic works were surprising with their unusual shapes and intricacies of different geometric shapes. We can observe some paradoxes when architectural structures are depicted in three-dimensional space.
At first glance, the viewer can see that all the figures fit together perfectly, but this is only at first glance, if you take a closer look, then in some places of contact you can see conflicting connections.
In general, the picture was conceived by the artist in order to show a certain world that can exist in contrast to all the known laws of physics and gravity. Thanks to such a subtle sense of this issue and the interaction of space, the artist was able to masterfully perform this composition, which subsequently made him a world famous and recognized master.
Some viewers watching this picture for a long time may get a little tired, this is not surprising, since even the most famous critics said that all the works of the master are too intellectual, and the ordinary viewer will be tired of comprehending any painting by the artist. Despite this, paintings are very popular in the modern world.
Painting Portrait of Chaliapin Kustodiev