Current Location:
John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering -> 1st Floor (KEN)
Location Notes:
KEN; 1st fl., Conference Rm. 134

“High and Low” by M.C. Escher

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.518.1
Artist:
National Gallery of Art
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
circa 2006
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 31 in Width: 18 in
Description:
Mid point of image is both floor and ceiling. Stairs and arches lead to a second story, and a boy is looking at a girl.
Historical Context:
M. C. Escher is famous for his tessellations, or patters that line up without overlapping. Often Escher's tessellations would morph forming interesting structures and worlds. This is an image his work with impossible buildings. The stairs in this drawing are all upside down and lead to nowhere. He really enjoyed messing with the perspective in his building drawings. It was his intention that the viewer not know where the buildings ended or began. M.C. Escher loved to play with this kind of imagery.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
twenty-four-sheet posters