Woodcuts and Woodengravings


Three Spheres I, 1945

wood engraving

11 x 6 5/8

B. 336

“At the top the plasticity of a sphere is suggested by a bright illumination on one side and a dark shadow on the other. But it isn’t a sphere! It is only a flat circular image that one could cut out with a pair of scissors. Such a paper disk is shown in the center, folded in such a way that the lower half stands vertically and the top half horizontally; the top sphere rests upon that horizontal portion. But the disk can also be depicted like a round tabletop, at the bottom of the print. The two other disks (or spheres, if you prefer) rest upon it.”  - MC Escher

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