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What was Escher famous for?
Escher was famous for graphic prints featuring infinite staircases, twisted perspectives and self-replicating animals. His pictures aren't simply puzzles designed to play tricks on the brain; they were born of a desire to stretch our powers of perception and encourage curiosity about the world around us. During and directly after World War II, Escher produced many of his most famous works, which were emotional reactions to a world plunged into chaos. This period marked the start of his fascination with impossible staircases, never-ending waterfalls and cyclical still lifes featuring figures and creatures seemingly caught in a loop -- a paradox of entrapment and renewal. On 1stDibs, find a selection of M.C. Escher art.
1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
Up And Down - Lithograph by M.C. Escher - 1947
By M.C. Escher
Located in Roma, IT
Hand Signed. Printed in black ink, and part of a limited edition thought to be of 400 specimen. Image Dimensions : 51 x 20 cm  Reference: Bool n. 352 Locher 146.  Very good conditio...

1940s Modern Figurative Prints



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