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Bond of Union, April 1956

M.C. Escher
Dutch, 1898 - 1972
lithograph on wove paper
39.9 x 43.7 cm; stone: 25.7 x 33.9 cm
Gift of George Escher, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, 1988
National Gallery of Canada (no. 30174)
© Cordon Art B.V. - Baarn - Netherlands. Used by Permission. All rights reserved.

Escher wrote, "Two spirals merge and portray, on the left, the head of a woman and, on the right, that of a man. As an endless band, their foreheads intertwined, they form a double unity. The suggestion of space is magnified by spheres which float in front of, within and behind the hollow images". "M. C. Escher, the Graphic Work" (Cologne: Taschen, 2001).

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