Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Escher (part 1 of 2

'Belvedere' by M.C. Escher (1958)

The man sitting at the bench is holding an impossible Necker cube. The bars in the window to his left are geometrically valid but practically impossible to assemble. The woman near the stairs is modeled after a figure from Jeroen Bosch’s triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.

A small part of the right panel of Jeroen Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights (1481-1490, Museum Prado Madrid)

next episode: more Escher


  1. These are so much fun. I could stare at them for hours.

  2. Quirky, creative, and detailed - clearly from the mind of a Dutchman...

    I noticed that Belvedere was produced while he was living in Baarn (near Amersfoort). Is there any museum or such place in Baarn? I noticed there was a Scouting center in Baarn, but I did not see mention of Escher.

  3. There is an Escher museum in The Hague, in a former royal palace!


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