During an exchange with 2ebbandflow (or ebb) on Dec. 9th, the subject of Maurits Cornelis Escher came up. Escher drew 2 dimensional scenes that depicted 3 dimensional scenes that were or are impossible in the real world. Waterfalls that seemed to flow uphill or stairs that provided ceaseless upward movement.
As almost all of Escher’s art is copyrighted, I hesitate to put an image up at the Zoo. Many examples do occur here.
An example of this kind of perspective art is depicted in a Penrose Triangle:
When we were on assignment in Germany, my middle son, who had been fascinated with Escher from an early age, took every opportunity to see Escher exhibits at The Hague. He went there about three times in the two years that we were there. He was 13 and 14 at the time. I might note that youngsters could travel in Europe without fear of being murdered, kidnapped or assaulted at that time in the mid 1980’s. He would hand draw copies of Escher’s art from the originals. He brought back quite a few copies that adorn his house today.
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