M.C. Escher

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

LIBERATION, lithograph, 1955, 43.5 x 20 cm

On the uniformly gray surface of a strip of paper that is being unrolled, a simultaneous development in form and contrast is taking place. Triangles, at first scarcely visible, change into more complicated figures, whilst the color contrast between them increases. In the middle they are transformed into white and black birds, and from there fly off into the world as independent creatures. And so the strip of paper on which they were drawn disappears.


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