“Le Haut et le Bas (The High and the Low)” By M.C. Escher
Medium:Poster reproduction of original 1947 pencil on paper drawing
Height: 31.5 in
Width: 17.5 in
Black and white pencil drawing of impossible staircase and courtyard; surrealist. The top portion of the image is off an archway viewed from above, the lower portion is an archway viewed from below.
M.C. Escher (full name Maurits Cornelis Escher) was a Dutch graphic artist born in the Netherlands in the late 19th century. He is most widely recognized for his puzzling and impossible architectural drawings that play with perspective and tesselation. These mathematically-inspired fixtures of impossible construction explore the notion of infinity, allowing the viewer's eyes to follow the path of action forever.