M. C. Escher Eyeglass Case, "Smaller and Smaller"
This sturdy case for a pair of spectacles or sunglasses is decorated with microfiber cloth on the outside and inside, which protects your glasses from scratches. On the outside is an adaptation of Escher's wood block print, Smaller and Smaller. The inside is plain black with Escher's signature in the top half of the case.
- Sturdy eyeglass case
- Artwork adapted from M. C. Escher's Smaller & Smaller (1956)
- © The M. C. Escher Company B. V.
- Imported from The Netherlands
The most detailed of all of M. C. Escher's wood block prints is from 1956, Smaller and Smaller. In his own words:
‘The area of each of the reptile-shaped elements of this pattern is regularly and continuously halved towards the centre, where theoretically both infinite smallness in size and infinite greatness in number are reached. However, in practice, the wood-engraver soon reaches the end of his tether. He is dependent on four factors: the quality of his woodblock, the sharpness of his tool, the steadiness of his hand and his optical ability (good eyesight, plenty of light and a powerful magnifying lens). In this particular case, the halving of the figures is continued ad absurdum. The smallest animal still possessing a head, a tail and four legs is about two millimetres long.’