Escher-Inspired Sculpture "Cubic Space Division" by Zadora-Gerlof

  • The celebrated Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof created this monumental steel sculpture
  • He was inspired by M.C. Escher’s 1952 work entitled Cubic Space Division
  • The important work presents a challenge to one's visual perception
  • Zadora brings vividly to life the genius of Escher’s creation
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Famed sculptor Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof takes inspiration from the great M.C. Escher in this monumental sculptural work. One of the world's most famous graphic artists, Escher was celebrated for his mathematically-inspired etchings, woodcuts and drawings. The present work, which is based on his 1952 lithograph entitled Cubic Space Division, embodies the mind-boggling appeal of Escher's designs. Zadora imparts a remarkable level of detail into the execution of the piece, bringing to life the genius of these two artistic greats, Escher and Zadora.

The concept of infinite space was a common motif for Escher, who often used geometric forms fading into the distance in some of his most famous works. Cubic Space Division, like so many of his creations, presents a challenge to one's visual perception. The 3-dimensional space is divided by a cubic lattice of uniform cubes connected by rectangular bars in a pattern repeated over and over again.

Escher's creation in Cubic Space Division evokes a sense of boundlessness in a finite space, and his mathematical approach makes it visually credible. Zadora imparts the same level of mathematical precision in his large-scale version of the work. This monumental steel sculpture has been intricately assembled and powder coated in a dark hue to suggest the drama of the original lithograph. The result is an impressive work of depth and subtly that appropriately pays homage to Escher's original design.

The Canadian-born sculptor Baron Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof is recognized as the world's leading gemstone artist, and his international clientele includes the world's most discerning connoisseurs. His pieces, which range from intricate sculptures such as this to innovative bespoke jewelry, are regarded as the most prized decorative artworks in modern times.

The sculpture is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Created 2014-15

60" wide x 64" deep x 80" high

Exhibited:
Design Days Dubai, March 16-20, 2015
Escher-Inspired Sculpture "Cubic Space Division" by Zadora-Gerlof
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Sculpture
Depth: 64.0 Inches
Width: 60.0 Inches
Height: 80.0 Inches
Style: Modernism

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