"Relativity" Lithograph, M.C. Escher, January 1953.
All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company - the Netherlands. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Displayed at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Gift of George Escher, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, 1989
Photo © NGC
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world’s most famous and recognized artists. Images of his work are reproduced and appreciated by millions of people around the world, yet few have a sense of the depth and details of the artist’s career. - See more at:
In 1935-1936, the interest that Escher had shown in the world around him expands from a more traditional study of the physical landscape to an intense engagement with the physics of the world – of reflective surfaces, plays with perspective and illusions of depth – and with an interest in the order, symmetry and geometric logic of mathematics. The exhibition features iconic images such as Day and Night (1938) and Sky and Water (1938), as well as examples of Escher’s studies of the multiple variations possible in the regular division of the plane through images representing his study of glide reflection, the metamorphosis of forms and size reduction. This can be seen in works such as Circle Limit III (1959) and Circle Limit IV (Heaven and Hell) (1960).
With Credit to "M. C.Escher: the Mathemagician," by the Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada, http://www.youraga.ca/exhibit/m-c-escher-the-mathemagician#sthash.7lKg9EEy.dpuf