Impossible Cuboid

                          Impossible Cuboid                          (After: M.C. Escher)   The cube is simply outlined; just its form – A black void where its solid planes should be      And all around its enigmatic shape –      In spectral colours red, gold, green and blue, Contingently […]

                          Impossible Cuboid

                         (After: M.C. Escher)

 

The cube is simply outlined; just its form –

A black void where its solid planes should be

     And all around its enigmatic shape –

     In spectral colours red, gold, green and blue,

Contingently arranged in such a way

That it appears to shift, in space, each time

     The eyes move to accommodate its lines,

     Chromatic properties and amplitude.

This optical illusion can

Intrigue the mind only a little while

     Before purely æsthetic qualities

     Grow to predominate the interest.

When art stirs the imagination and the sense

To pleasure it succeeds, though it seems innocence.

Author: J. A. Bosworth

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