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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Browsing further through Escher's work

Having just been introduced to the surrealist work of Dutch artist M.C. Escher, thanks to Kerry at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (see previous post), I decided to explore his work at www.wikipaintings.org.

I came across the picture below, and thought That looks like one of the places we're going to visit on our upcoming trip to Italy, so I clicked on it for details and, sure enough, it is on the Amalfi Coast. Sneak preview, in black and white! Now if that isn't surreal, I don't know what is.

The Amalfi Coast, south of Naples, and Cinque Terre, in northern Italy south of Genoa, are two places considered to be among the most scenic in a country renowned for its photo opportunities.

I spent most of my life living in a hillside town on the coast of British Columbia, so I have a thing for scenic hillside places. Dick will have his way about several other places in Italy, but those are my picks for pix.

M.C. Escher, www.wikipaintings.org



6 comments:

Jo said...

OMW that is surreal. I look forward to your pix of hillside scenes on your travels. Blessings. Jo

Daryl E said...

love it ..

Mara said...

I did the Amalfi coast a few years back. Driving a coach no less. Every three kilometers there was a traffic person, telling me when I could go. It was quite funny. Halfway through we stopped (in Amalfi the town), where I met up with some British drivers and their Italian guide. They told me it was a good thing to honk the horn if you were about to around a corner: you never know what's coming from the other side.
So, I did. And sure enough, there was plenty of screeching brakes at some point when the car had to stop! Turned out to be an ambulance which had no right to be driving like a maniac, since it was empty!

It was a great trip though and I am only sorry that the few photos I did take, are lost to the country of lost photos!

Kay said...

My daughter introduced me to Escher's work many years ago and I was really captivated by them. These are beautiful.

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! You're traveling again? I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I would need to recuperate more.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

He was amazing!