|Bond of Union, M.C. Escher|
With the price of the special Escher exhibit (free for NCMA members), you also got to view the DaVinci Codex Leicester. These are hand-written pages from his journal, full of sketches and theories about "how stuff works" that illustrate how far ahead of his time he was.
Of course, you can't read the writing unless you can read Italian in mirror image.
Mona is not only upside down, she is made of spools of thread.
There is a clear acrylic orb on a stand in front of the display, and if you look through it, the image rights itself. It is supposed to show how peripheral vision works.
Tonight Charlie and I are going to the Durham Performing Arts Center, or DPAC, to see The Book of Mormon. I feel like a real culture vulture today! We were supposed to see this show in February of 2014, but we had an ice storm which prevented us from driving to Durham. I opted to get tickets the next time the show was performed at DPAC. We did not get season tickets this year due to Charlie's illness/treatment, so it will be fun to go to see a theatre show again. The Broadway South series at DPAC is remarkable, and well worth the short trip from Raleigh.