Metamorphosis in Art, Part 2 of 2~

Metamorphosis II, 1939-1940, by M.C. Escher (1898-1972) /
Woodcut on paper / Boston Public Library /

metamorphosis (noun)  me-tə-ˈmȯr-fə-səs 
1a: change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means
the metamorphosis of humans into animals

1b: a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances
The company has gone through a series of metamorphoses.

2: a typically marked and more or less abrupt developmental change in the form or structure of an animal (such as a butterfly or a frog) occurring subsequent to birth or hatching
the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies

8. Metamorphosis of Narcissus, 1937, by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
Oil paint on canvas / Tate, London, UK

9. Metamorphosis, 1948, by Zubeida Agha (1922-1997)
Oil on canvas / Private collection

10. Metamorphosis, 1954, by Fay Lansner (1921–2010)
Oil on canvas / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

11. Metamorphosis, 1964, by Bridget Riley (born 1931)
Wood, Liquid suspension / Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisboa, Portugal

12. Metamorphosis I, 1974, by Stella Waitzkin (1920-2003)
Cast polyester resin and sandstone with paint and wood / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

13. Metamorphose einer Frau, 1987, by Leonor Fini (1908-1996)
Eight screenprints in colors mounted on a four panel wooden screen / Private collection

14. Metamorphosis III, 1992, by John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001)
Lithograph printed in brown on cream wove paper / Various collections

Monday, January 30: Metamorphosis in Art, Part 1 of 2

Metamorphosis III, 1967–1968, by M.C. Escher (1898-1972) /
Woodcut on paper mounted on canvas, partly colored by hand / Boston Public Library

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