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Welcome to Ad Hoc, our newest feature on the art of advertising. We are proud to welcome Dr. Richard Zakia as the author of this page each month. Richard D. Zakia is Professor Emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology and author/coauthor of several books on photography, perception, semiotics and advertising. (Photo by Vicki H. Wilson).

The illustration for this Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn ad is based on an original work by which artist?

A) Salvatore Dali

B) Max Ernst

C) M.C.Escher

Answer: The illustration in the Crowne Plaza ad is based on a drawing by Netherlands artist M.C.Escher (1898 - 1972). The title of the work is "Another World", 1946. It is also known as "Other World Gallery". Escher worked primarily in lithographs and woodcuts and occasionally mezzotints.

c. Corinne Whitaker 2010

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