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The Best Artwork by M. C. Escher

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A list of M. C. Escher artwork, including all notable M. C. Escher paintings, sculptures and other works of art, with photos when available. These popular M. C. Escher pieces are sorted alphabetically by the title of the work of art. These are some of M. C. Escher's most famous art pieces, so if you're wondering what art was made by M. C. Escher and how many major pieces of art M. C. Escher made then this list is a great resource. If you want to know more about these pieces of renowned M. C. Escher artwork, then click on their names for additional information.

List contains artwork like Convex and Concave, Puddle.

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  • Ascending and Descending is a lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher first printed in March 1960. The original print measures 14 in × 11 ¹⁄₄ in. The lithograph depicts a large building roofed by a never-ending staircase. Two lines of identically dressed men appear on the staircase, one line ascending while the other descends. Two figures sit apart from the people on the endless staircase: one in a secluded courtyard, the other on a lower set of stairs. While most two-dimensional artists use relative proportions to create an illusion of depth, Escher here and elsewhere uses conflicting proportions to create the visual paradox. Ascending and Descending was influenced by, and is an...  more
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  • Atrani, Coast of Amalfi is a lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, first printed in August 1931. Atrani is a small town and commune on the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Atrani is the second smallest town in Italy and was built right at the edge of the sea. This image of Atrani recurs several times in Escher’s work, most notably in his series of Metamorphosis prints: Metamorphosis I, II and III....  more
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    Convex and Concave

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    Convex and Concave is a lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, first printed in March 1955. It depicts an ornate architectural structure with many stairs, pillars and other shapes. The relative aspects of the objects in the image are distorted in such a way that many of the structure's features can be seen as both convex shapes and concave impressions. This is a very good example of Escher's mastery in creating illusion of "Impossible Architectures". The windows, roads, stairs and other shapes can be perceived as opening out in seemingly impossible ways and positions. Even the image on the flag is of reversible cubes. One can view these features as concave by viewing the image...  more
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    Cube with Magic Ribbons

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    Cube with Magic Ribbons is a lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher first printed in 1957. It depicts two interlocking bands wrapped around the frame of a cube. The cube framework by itself is perfectly possible but the interlocking of the "magical" bands within it is impossible. This print is significant for being the first Escher drawing to use a true impossible object....  more
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