It’s been a big week in art… with Jim Pavlidis

Illustration: Jim PavlidisCommonsense suggests you shouldn’t build cities on land lower than sea-level, and that a team that’s won three flags in five years is due for a stretch among the ladder’s bottom-feeders.
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Commonsense, however, hasn’t heard of the Netherlands or the Geelong football club. Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher and the Cats are famous for their depictions of the impossible.

From water flowing uphill to Garry Sidebottom’s broken alarm clock and Peter Johnston’s preliminary final lunch of fried chicken, chips and strawberry thickshake, these two ones-of-a-kind have kept fans scratching their heads in amazement on both sides of the equator for over a century.

Were he alive today, however, not even Escher would be brave enough to predict whether the Cats in 2012 are staying up or going down.

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