M.C. Escher

All M.C. Escher works (c) Cordon Art B.V.-Baarn-the Netherlands. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

HIGH AND LOW lithograph, 1947, 50.5 x 20.5 cm

In this print the same picture is presented twice over, but viewed from two different points. the upper half shows the view that an observer would get if he were about three storys up; the lower half is the scene that would confront him if he were standing at ground level. If he should take his eyes off the latter and look upwards, then he would see the tiled floor on which he is standing, repeated as a ceiling in the centre of the composition. Yet this acts as a floor for the upper scene. at the very top, this tiled floor repeats itself once again, purely as a ceiling.


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