Drawing Hands

Drawing Hands
Drawing Hands
Artist M.C Escher
Year 1948
Type surrealism
Dimensions 28.2 cm × 33.2 cm (11.1 in × 13.1 in)

Drawing Hands is a lithograph by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher first printed in January 1948. It depicts a sheet of paper out of which, from wrists that remain flat on the page, two hands rise, facing each other and in the paradoxical act of drawing one another into existence. Although Escher used paradoxes in his works often, this is one of the most obvious examples.

It is referenced in the book Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter, who calls it an example of a strange loop.


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